The Los Angeles Lakers got blown out by the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, mostly because star big men Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum didn't really show up. This should anger Kobe Bryant, who played through a stomach illness to score 31 points, only to see his two sidekicks do nothing.
As it turns out, it did anger Bryant, and he's going to do something about it. Here's what he told Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
"I'm going to tell Andrew he needs to play with a sense of urgency, a sense of desperation," Bryant told Yahoo! Sports late Thursday, later than he ever imagined he'd still be in this playoff series. "He's got to put himself at a fever pitch and elevate his game.
"I'm going to tell him the truth."
Bryant already talked to Gasol, so that's done, but what will he say to Bynum? Considering Kobe's image, it won't be pretty, but how will it actually go down?
Let your imagination run wild in the comments.