Kobe Bryant to Phil Jackson: What the LA Lakers Need to Play As an Elite Team

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Kobe Bryant to Phil Jackson: What the LA Lakers Need to Play As an Elite Team
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The Los Angeles Lakers still have one of the better records in the NBA this season.

When the team reeled off eight straight wins to begin the year, many were saying that the Lakers were the heavy favorites to win the NBA Title next June.

However, after those eight consecutive victories, the Lakers have gone 8-7 and included a four-game losing streak. That string of losses was a first for LA during the Kobe Bryant-Pau Gasol era.

Considering that Bryant and Gasol form the NBA’s best inside-outside duo, that streak should be unacceptable.

Clearly, the Lakers need to make some changes and have a few factors go in the team’s favor.

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