December 26 2010 Last updated at 01:30 AM ET
Kobe Bryant Fumes Over Lakers' Effort After Christmas Embarrassment
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LOS ANGELES -- Lakers
forward Ron Artest
on Saturday raffled off his championship ring from last season for charity. The Lakers, meanwhile, spent Christmas looking quite willing to donate championship rings from this season to another team.
After a second straight ugly home loss, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant
was seething. He vowed to really get on his teammates when they next practice Monday.
"It's going to get through,'' Bryant said of the message. "Beat them in the head until it gets through.''
If anybody thought an ugly 98-79 loss to Milwaukee last Tuesday
would wake up the two-time defending champions, think again. They looked disinterested in Saturday's 96-80 drubbing by Miami
at the Staples Center.
"I'm just upset (with) how we're playing,'' Bryant said. "I think these games mean more to our opponents than they do to us. I think we need to get that straight. We need to play with more focus and put more importance on these games.''