The Lakers can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. Whether it is Mavericks owner Mark Cuban calling Phil Jackson a “boy toy” or Jackson and Artest reportedly getting into a confrontation.
That should not be confused with the verbal confrontation that Kobe Bryant and Jackson cleared up earlier in the week.
Add to that are the stories that Pau Gasol missed a shoot-around after an alarm clock malfunction and rumors that some players are not happy with all the shots that Bryant takes.
If the Lakers locker room is leaking like a sieve, Bryant makes it clear he’s not the source.