The Lakers’ rocky 2-5 start has since stabilized, as the team is now 14-9 entering Wednesday’s game against the Spurs.
Kobe Bryant is urging Los Angeles fans to be patient.
While speaking at the Lakers’ “All-Access” event at Staples Center on Monday, Bryant assured that the team’s woes will eventually balance as they continue to work through their growing pains.
“They will figure it out,” Bryant said, via the Los Angeles Times. “They have talented pieces and (Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka) has put them in position with incredible flexibility. They will figure it out. So, enjoy the journey because we’ll be champions before you know it, and then we’ll just be laughing at all the Warrior fans who all of the sudden came out of nowhere.”
Bryant acknowledged that it’s normal for the young squad to feel uneasy but encouraged them to block the outside noise and focus on their individual growth.
“The patience is on all of us. We have to be patient,” Bryant said. “But as players, you’re never patient with yourself. You’re patient with each other, but not with yourself. You want to be there now. And you work to be there now with an understanding that it is going to take time. But you want to be there now. That’s the way that you accelerate growth. They have a lot of potential, man. They’ll figure it out.”
The Lakers’ rocky 2-5 start has since stabilized, as the team is now 14-9 entering Wednesday’s game against the 11-12 Spurs.