Even in a city packed with celebrities, sunshine, beaches and beautiful women, the perpetually smiling Nick "Swaggy P" Young may be getting down as a result of all this losing.
The Orange County Register's Bill Oram relayed Swaggy P's thoughts following the latest defeat:
Nick Young on somber postgame scene in locker room: "It's sad. It's like somebody died, ain't you all seen? It's a funeral in here."— Bill Oram (@bill_oram) January 8, 2014
And if you think that's dark, check this out from Mike D'Antoni:
D'Antoni on Lakers' slump, looming road schedule: "That's why they give me the room on the 2nd floor. If I jump I'll just break an ankle."— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 8, 2014
When your leading scorer and head coach are talking about funerals and suicide attempts, things probably aren't going your way.
The most glaring problem right now is one that's difficult (if not impossible) to control. The injury report for the Lakers might be the most depressing in the league.
Nick Young (back) said he's not sure he'll be able to play tomorrow in Houston but is going to try because the team is so short.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 8, 2014
With all of these bad breaks adding up, Lakers fans and management may have to just accept the bleak nature of this season and start gearing toward a rebuild.
Unfortunately for the typically jovial Swaggy P, that may mean plenty more funeral-like nights in the locker room.
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