Lakers News: Latest on Postgame Row, Kobe Bryant’s Comments

For the Los Angeles Lakers, there was reason for optimism heading into the 2015-16 season. 

With a revamped roster thanks to the acquisitions of Brandon Bass, Lou Williams and Roy Hibbert, along with the return of Julius Randle and the drafting of D'Angelo Russell, things were looking up for a Lakers team that won just 21 games last season. 

The improvements on paper, though, haven't translated to the court just yet, as the Lakers have started the season 0-4. And things aren't sounding so good from inside the organization, either. 

Lakers Had Verbal Altercation According to Lakers head coach Byron Scott, via the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina, things became heated on the bench during their 120-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. According to Scott, "a few guys discussed [the loss] in a very angry way."

While Scott did not disclose any of the players involved, he did not mind what happened either, as he told Medina:

That’s good. They tell me that they care. I want to see more fight in our guys. We want to try to stop the bleeding as soon as possible. ... If they just sat on the bench with a smile on their face, I would’ve been much more concerned. I loved it. It tells me that guys care. If they were smiling or laughing, I would’ve been pissed.

ESPN's Jason Wojciechowski tried to sum up the Lakers' season so far in one picture:

Power forward Randle, though, spoke with Medina about the altercation, trying to further diffuse the situation. 

"We’re tired and don’t want to lose,” Randle said. “We’re competitive. That’s how it is. We have guys in here that care. It’s going to happen."

But if this is how things are on the Lakers bench after four games, there's a possibility altercations like this could escalate even further if more frustr...

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