Luckily, Bynum proved to Lakers hopefuls that he heard the message on Friday night and showed maximum effort in the first half of the game.
Bynum's line at halftime: 14 points, four rebounds and one important steal.
If there's anything that can motivate a team, it's this play.
Nothing fires up a basketball squad more than watching the biggest guy one their roster steal the ball from Dirk Nowitzki then take it all the way home, about 70 feet, for a breakaway slam dunk.
Hopefully for the Lakers' season, this is a sign that they're now focused and ready to play after dropping the first two games of the series.
Otherwise, this highlight is the only thing that Lakers fans will be celebrating until next fall.