By Annie Ross
The Lakers are stinking up Los Angeles, and not just because the Clippers have stolen their thunder.
Which is good news for Sixers fans because Philly owns the Lakers’ top pick in next June’s NBA draft, which gets better and better as the Lakers get worse and worse.
Kobe Bryant harshly criticized himself the other night after his third straight poor performance to open the regular season, his 20th with the Los Angeles Lakers.
“I’m the 200th-best player in the league right now,” Bryant said after the Lakers’103-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on Sunday, during which Bryant scored 15 points on 3-of-15 shooting from the floor. “I freaking suck.”
Bryant is shooting 31 percent (16-of-51) from the floor in three games, including 20 percent (6-of-29) from 3-point range. He shot 2-of-8 from 3-point range against Dallas.
“I just can’t make a shot,” said Bryant, who was ranked No. 93 in ESPN’s #NBArank project, which counts down the NBA’s top players for this upcoming season.