DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE SCHEDULES: BASEBALL
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat May 30 12:28:26 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
KOBE ENSURES LAKERS ARE “TOO OLD”
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:39 PM EST

Following the Lakers’ 103-99 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on New Year’s Day, Kobe Bryant had a simple answer for what’s been plaguing 15-16 L.A. this season: age.

“Cause we’re old as s—,” said the 34-year-old Bryant when asked why a lack of energy has been a problem for the Lakers all season.

“What do you want? We just got to figure out the best way to play when we don’t have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we wish to do offensively, figure out what we want to do on nights when we don’t have those legs or have that energy.”

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Lakers primarily with the contributions of 22-year-old Jrue Holiday (26 points, 10 assists) and 24-year-old Evan Turner (22 points, 13 rebounds).

“You just saw an old damn team,” Bryant continued. “I do not know how else to put it to you. We are just slow. You saw a team over there that was just younger and just had fresher legs and just played with more energy, and we were just stuck in the mud. I think individually we all have to figure out how to get ourselves prepared every game to have a high level of energy. That’s all that is.”

While saddled by such circumstances, Bryant’s belief the Lakers can make the playoffs and compete for a championship remains unshaken.

“I don’t think there’s a doubt about that,” he announced in a radio show when questioned if the team is built for the playoffs. “The problem is we’ve dug ourselves such a deep hole we got to do a lot of fighting just to catch up and get in that conversation. We firmly believe it will happen but we have to do lots of fighting just to get there.”

The Lakers are 9½ games behind the 25-7 Clippers in the Pacific Division and are 10th in the Western Conference, 1½ games behind the Portland Trail Blazers for the 8th and last playoff spot. The Lakers can cut into that deficit when they played the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

“It’s very deep, we’re really concern but we’ve been playing well lately,” Bryant asserted in explaining his level of concern for the Lakers. “The last 8 games we have been playing pretty well but the hole we dug ourselves at the start is very deep, so every loss now cuts a touch deeper than it should. So we have to keep focused on how we’ve been playing lately and just continuing to get better from that.” Baseball spreads

Following last Tuesday’s loss, Bryant, who has managed to lead the league in scoring in this, his 17th season, asserted every player has to learn how to create energy individually.

“It’s figuring it out,” Bryant related. “That’s a big thing when you’re starting to age, is figuring out how it is possible to get yourself ready game in and game out. It’s tough. It takes a lot, a lot of commitment.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 4/5/2015 - 6/4/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Chicago Blackhawks
2
Minnesota Twins
3
Anaheim Ducks
4
Houston Astros
5
St Louis Cardinals
05/30/2015
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGASQUET, RICHARD vs. ANDERSON, KEVIN04:50 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesKRAJICEK M / ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA B vs. DATE KRUMM K / SCHIAVONE F06:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FrancePIRONKOVA, TSVETANA vs. STEPHENS, SLOANE06:20 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, SERENA vs. AZARENKA, VICTORIA06:20 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesHANTUCHOVA D / STOSUR S vs. BABOS T / MLADENOVIC K06:55 AM PST
MLBBlue Jays vs Twins11:10 AM PST
MLBColorado vs Phillies12:05 PM PST
MLBRays vs Orioles1:05 PM PST
MLBDiamondbacks vs Brewers1:10 PM PST
MLBMarlins vs Mets1:10 PM PST
MLBNationals vs Reds1:10 PM PST
MLBWhite Sox vs Astros1:10 PM PST
UFCLuiz Dutra vs Tom Breese4:00 PM PST
MLBDodgers vs Cardinals4:15 PM PST
MLBRed Sox vs Rangers4:15 PM PST
MLBRoyals vs Cubs4:15 PM PST
UFCEricka Almeida vs Juliana Lima4:25 PM PST
UFCLucas Martins vs Mirsad Bektic5:05 PM PST
UFCElizeu Zaleski vs Nicolas Dalby5:25 PM PST
UFCWilson Reis vs Jussier Formiga5:50 PM PST
UFCDamon Jackson vs Rony Jason6:20 PM PST
MLBBraves vs Giants7:05 PM PST
MLBTigers vs Angels7:05 PM PST
MLBNew York vs Athletics7:05 PM PST
UFCDarren Till vs Wendell Oliveira7:05 PM PST
MLBPirates vs Padres7:10 PM PST
MLBIndians vs Mariners7:10 PM PST
UFCFrancisco Trinaldo vs Norman Parke7:25 PM PST
UFCFrancimar Barroso vs Ryan Jimmo7:50 PM PST
UFCAlex Oliveira vs KJ Noons8:15 PM PST
UFCNik Lentz vs Charles Oliveira8:35 PM PST
UFCThiago Alves vs Carlos Condit9:00 PM PST
06/04/2015
NBACavaliers vs Warriors6:00 PM PST

x