Dwight Howard has hinted that the team’s lack of chemistry is a huge factor in the teams dismal season so far. The Los Angeles Lakers are two games under.500 this season after their latest defeat against the Denver Nuggets.
With all the talent that is on this roster nobody expected the season to turn out the way it has so far.
After Friday’s loss to the team who they share a building with, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers had time to reflect and Howard hinted that it is a lack of team chemistry that could be the main factor which is stopping the team from improving.
“Chemistry is something we have to do to get better.” Howard said. “We have to play like we like each other. Even if we don’t want to be friends off the court, whatever that may be, when we step in between the lines or we step in the locker room or the gym, we have to respect each other and what we bring to the table.”
The Lakers’ center continued, “It really starts off the court. I think you have to have that relationship and that chemistry off the court for it to really blossom on the court. It takes time to develop that. You just don’t come together and then expect to be best friends right away. It just doesn’t happen like that.”
Howard’s comments certainly prove that there is some unrest within locker room, and his comments have gone on to suggest that he has differing opinions from long-time great Kobe Bryant.
It is certainly tough time for the Lakers at the moment in they have problems to deal with both off and on the court. If the team’s two big stars continue to clash, struggles are only going to increase for a team that certainly doesn’t already have a shortage of problems to be addressed.