Kobe Bryant, who will retire from the NBA after the 2015-2016 season, has a friendly warning for Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors in their mission to beat the Chicago Bulls’ record of 72-10 and win the NBA title this season.
“He’s [Draymond Green] the one that has to keep his finger on the nerve with this team, because it can get lax, it can get comfortable,” Bryant said about Green and the Warriors via Yahoo Sports.
“And I think he’s the one that’s going to have to create that conflict, that tension in the locker room, because if they don’t have that, then in the playoffs, then they are going to be in trouble. He’s got to give them that conflict.”
The Warriors suffered a big upset against Kobe’s Lakers on Sunday and dropped to 55 wins against 6 losses this season. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and the Warriors are still on mark to beat Michael Jordan the Bulls record accomplished in the 1995-1996 NBA regular season.
The Lakers blew away the Warriors, 112-97 to snap Golden State’s seven-game winning streak. The Lakers got their 13th win of the season but still has one of the worst records in the NBA.
Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 25 points with six other LA players also finishing in double figures. Byrant missed 10 of 14 field goals for 12 points but the Lakers got a double-double from young big man Julius Randle, who had 12 points and 14 rebounds.
D’Angelo Russell, who is being seen as someone with Curry potential, had 21 points and 5 assists. Veterans Brandon Bass and Nick Young added 13 points each off the bench for the Lakers.
The Warriors got 18 and 15 points from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, respectively but no other Golden State player got into double digits scoring.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors will try to bounce back when they face the Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers in their next three games.
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