The Los Angeles Lakers were given a true test against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, but they were not up to the challenge. The Lakers once again fell below .500 on the season (30-31) as they were dominated by Oklahoma City, 122-105.
After the game, Kobe Bryant tweeted one of the most famous lines from the movie “Wedding Crashers.” Considering LA has been searching for answers all season long and looking for individuals to blame for the team’s struggles, the reference was extremely appropriate.
“Rule number 76. No excuses. Play like a champion” Vince Vaughn. Wedding Crashers.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 6, 2013
And just like that, we have our second “Wedding Crashers” reference from the professional sports world in the past month. As Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead mentioned, many people are going to assume the tweet was about Dwight Howard. The big man scored only six points on 1-for-7 shooting and fouled out with around 10 minutes remaining in the game. He did grab 16 rebounds, but Howard was once again seen wincing in pain and grabbing his shoulder.
As we know, Howard has gotten tired of hearing from Kobe and other critics about how he should be giving it his all and playing through pain. The Lakers have improved their play as of late and won five of their last seven, but they remain 2.5 games behind the Utah Jazz for the eighth spot in the Western Conference. The wins have to keep coming if they want to make the playoffs. And if they get there like Kobe guaranteed they would, you have to wonder how far they can go with Howard still hurting.Google+