The Los Angeles Lakers have have not lived up to expectations and currently don’t hold a playoff seed. Head Coach Mike D’Antoni spoke about the team’s struggles in an interview with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
“We’ve got an All-Star team out there,” D’Antoni said. “Have you ever watched an All-Star Game? It’s God-awful because everybody gets the ball, they go 1-on-1 and then they play no defense. That’s our team. That’s us. We’re an All-Star team and we haven’t learned there’s a pecking order. There’s the one guy, the two guy, the three guy and the four guy. It might not be the same guy every night, but somebody has got to accept being the fourth guy. If you’ve been the first guy all your life, that’s hard to accept. That’s what happens in All-Star (Games) and that’s what happened with us. Like I said, with today’s meeting, hopefully we’ve overcome a little bit of that. I hope. We’ll see.”
The comment came after the team’s 7th consecutive road loss in a match against the Grizzlies. His intentions are to likely motivate the team.