http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/...ant-blames-age-los-angeles-lakers-lack-energy From that same article, MWP's thought's on Kobe's assessment. : "That's no excuse, the Knicks are playing great, so that's no excuse," World Peace said. "You can't use it as an excuse for us. Thank you. Thanks for trying." Though the Lakers age can create problems from time to time, I agree with MWP here... it's no damn excuse, especially since last night's game came 3 days after the Friday night win against Portland. Aside from Jordan Hill (10 points, 8 boards in 19 minutes of play), and in some minutes of the 4th quarter (desperation time), last night's effort was listless & inexcusable. Sure, you can criticize Kobe's shot selection last night (29 attempts) in relation to how poorly Gasol (2-11 FG) & Howard (1-7 FG) shot, but I think it wouldn't have mattered if the 2 big men had got more shots... they simply would have continued to shoot poorly. They play the Clippers (their winning streak ended last night at Denver) on Friday, which will be a Clippers home game. I can only hope the Lakers don't fully embarrass themselves, because I don't like their chances much for that game. Tuner (22 points, 13 boards) and Jrue Holiday (26 points, 10 assists) really impressed for Philly, a team that had more energy & offensive cohesion on the Staples Center court last night. http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/stor...takes-next-step-joins-chicago-bulls-road-trip That's certainly good news. http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/...-clippers-owner-donald-sterling-found-dead-32 Obviously terrible to hear about... a shame his son fell victim to drug addiction. Great, great response from the MSG crowd there for Amar'e, but despite Carmelo's 45 points, they still lost the game.