Phil Jackson: Lakers embarrassed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats' 109-89 drubbing of the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday was so thoroughly dominant there wasn't much left for the defending champs to say after the game that the Bobcats hadn't already made clear as day on the court.
Lakers head coach Phil Jackson emerged from the visitor's locker room at Time Warner Cable Arena to speak to reporters after a nearly 15-minute wait and delivered his postgame remarks that barely lasted 15 seconds.
"I have one thing to say: I am very disappointed in our performance tonight. We are embarrassed about what we did and that's it," said Jackson before heading back into the locker room without taking any questions.
Kobe Bryant, who scored 20 points after missing the team's morning shootaround because of body aches and chills, did not speak to reporters after the game.
Despite their 24-31 record, the Bobcats led by as many as 28 points against the 38-18 Lakers. Los Angeles lost to Charlotte for the eighth time in 10 meetings. The Bobcats are one of two teams, along with the Celtics, that has an all-time winning record against the Lakers.
"Sometimes you get pissed off and there's really nothing to say," explained Lakers forward Lamar Odom. "There's nothing to analyze. It's not like that one play or [this or that]. There's nothing really to analyze. You got your ass beat."
Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.