Los Angeles Lakers fans are upset. The team has started 0-4, and second overall pick D'Angelo Russell has shown some flashes of his potential, but mostly just struggled. Making things worse, head coach Byron Scott has come under fire for his questionable substitution patterns such as the Ryan Kelly-Brandon Bass frontcourt
catastrophic scoreboard breaking failure experiment, benching Russell for the entire fourth quarter of the team's loss to the Nuggets.
Perhaps most disappointing for longtime fans of the team, however, has been the decay of Kobe Bryant. Averages of 15.8 points on 32.3% shooting from the field, and an even worse 20.6% from three-point range led Bryant to deem himself the 200th best player in the league after the Lakers' Sunday night loss to the Dallas Mavericks, but Bryant has actually been much worse. Some have even asked if this could be the worst Lakers team of all time.
For all those freaking out, Kobe has just one thing to say: keep doing it. Wait what?
I asked Kobe what I should tell the fans who are freaking out with the Lakers' losses - he said let them freak out its good for the soul— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) November 4, 2015
Here's the specific quote from Kobe to the fans freaking out - "Freak out. It's good. It's good for the soul."— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) November 4, 2015
Oh. Here we were trying to convince people to be reasonable and have patience but never mind. If the Mamba says freak out, freak out. Who am I to argue with the #KobeSystem? Thanks Kobe.