The Lakers haven't gotten off to the kind of start they were hoping for so far this season. They've lost their first two games of the 2012-13 NBA season and, as some people out there have pointed out, the team has actually lost 14 games in a row if you include last year's final playoff series against the Thunder and the 2012 preseason. But, Kobe Bryant isn't worried, and he wants anyone out there who is worried about L.A.'s poor start to do one thing: Shut up.

"I've won, so I can [tell people to shut up]," KB said late yesterday. "For [Coach] Mike [Brown], it might be a little tough to say that, so I'll say it for him: Everybody shut up. Let us work. At the end of the day, you'll be happy with the result as you normally are."

So, yeah. There ya go. That's definitely one way to go about handling all the criticism the Lakers have received so far this season. But, um, what if they lose one or two more games and drop to 0-3 or—gasp—0-4? Does everyone still have to shut up then, Kobe? Guess we'll find out this weekend.

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[via ESPN Los Angeles]