Record: 30 - 19
Last Week's Rank: 6
Last Week's Results: L @ Houston 104-107, (Tue); W @ Dallas 109-93, (Wed); W vs. Portland 103-96, (Fri); L vs. Memphis 102-96, (Sun)
This Week: @ Golden State, Tuesday (3/27); vs. Oklahoma City, Thursday (3/29); vs. New Orleans, Saturday (3/31); vs. Golden State, Sunday (4/1)
Just when it looked like the Lake Show was making a push for the 2nd seed in the Western Conference and working together with little drama, Mike Brown benched Kobe Bryant. Not only did he bench the Black Mamba but he did it for a pretty ridiculous reason during a critical point in Sunday's game against Memphis. During the 4th quarter, Brown subbed Metta World Peace in for Bryant after the league's leading scorer pounded his chair in frustration during a timeout. SMH, he pulls him out for that yet he had no problem leaving Kobe in while he shot 3 for 20 last Sunday. Oh yeah, aside from that the Lakers went .500 this week and still hold a 2.5 game lead over the Clippers in the Pacific. For now...*cues the soundtrack*Ralph Warner