LOS ANGELES -- Phil Jackson's ill-conceived complaints about having to play on Christmas set the tone. A second successive Christmas Day no-show swiftly followed.
Then Kobe Bryant capped a less-than-festive holiday afternoon for the hosts with one of his more memorable press-conference eruptions, ranting about the consistent lack of urgency and focus we've been seeing from the two-time champs.
You're not under the radar anymore.
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