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Lakers' woes now front and center

Team's issues no longer under the radar after another Dec. 25 no-show

Updated: December 26, 2010, 11:14 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

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.

So …

Congratulations, Lakers.

You're not under the radar anymore.

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