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Lakers' opinions differ on how to break franchise-record tying ten game losing streak

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The team didn't have a whole lot of answers after their 41st loss of the year.

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The Los Angeles Lakers were on the wrong end of history on Sunday night, with their 101-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets tying the franchise record for most consecutive defeats as their losing grew to 10 games. Outside of some effective offense from Kobe Bryant (who started the game 0-5 but went 8-13 the rest of the way to score 23 points in addition to his 8 rebounds and 2 steals), no one was particularly effective for the purple and gold.

The Lakers lost by 19 points in a game in which they held the opposition to just 37.5% shooting mainly by only making 33.8% of their own shots, but compounded the issue by giving up 14 offensive rebounds to a Charlotte team that ranks 28th in the league in offensive rebound percentage. For context, that would rank above the Detroit Pistons' league leading 13.5 per game.

The mood in the locker room was understandably dour after the game, with Julius Randle at a loss for what to say:

Jordan Clarkson was simply frustrated:

Head coach Byron Scott blamed a lack of confidence:

However, he still believes his players are buying in to his coaching

Rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell disagreed that the team was lacking confidence and thinks the team should make changes, but wasn't really sure what those changes would be,

He also thought communication was an issue for the team:

Kobe didn't have a whole lot of thoughts on the losing streak, but did have an interesting solution:

Kobe Bryant either was using a metaphor, or he wants to drown his young teammates to teach them to play better. It's probably the former, but they do say people do crazy things in old age.

The Lakers have until their Tuesday match-up with the Minnesota Timberwolves to find the proverbial "bottom of the pool." For now, they just hope this is rock bottom.

All stats per NBA.com. You can follow this author on Twitter at @hmfaigen.