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Lakers treading water with disjointed offense
Lakers treading water with disjointed offense

ATLANTA — Despite a shrinking payroll and aging roster, Kobe Bryant made it clear he still wanted to win a championship, come hell or high water. So of course the latter actually happened, the Lakers' El Segundo offices flooding because of a broken water pipe a few days ago. The practice court wasn't believed to be damaged, but staffers were displaced and the contents of many offices had to be hastily moved. Welcome to the Lakers' 2013-14 season. Good thing the team was on a four-game trip, but there's been only treading since Bryant returned, the Lakers going 1-3 after sneaking a victory out of Charlotte and sitting 12th in the Western Conference with an...

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