The Lakers have been awful this season, and our only bright spot has been Kobe Bryant, who even at 36 can lead the league in scoring. Due to his age, Coach Byron Scott lets Kobe sit out a lot of the practices. He practiced Thursday, and was visibly frustrated at his teammates, saying, “”You m—–f—— are soft like Charmin in this m—–f—–. God damn, is this the type of s— that’s going on in these practices? Now I see why we’ve lost 20 f—ing games. We’re soft like Charmin. We’re soft like s—.” Minus the profanity, I applaud Kobe Bryant for getting on his teammates. The Lakers players’ need to be challenged, need to be called out, so they can get better. They need some motivation, a spark, something, because right now they are visibly out of it. Playing with no passion, seemingly just to get the games over with. If having one of the greatest of all times getting on you or pushing you to get better doesn’t motivate you to work harder, I don’t know what will. Yes, the statements are harsh, but I feel they are appropriate and necessary.