December 31 News The Lakers beat the Eagles 130-121 away.
After the game, Lakers coach Darwin Hamm accepted an interview.
Talking about the impact of LeBron James’ remarks after the game on his teammates, Hamm said: "I think that motivates them to do their work on the court. What we emphasize is that you don’t need to do more than you can do, just
Need to play within the system and allow the execution to help you, make sure you run hard, stay disciplined, set screens, cut quickly. Defensively, cover each other up. LeBron’s words fueled the momentum
, that’s not a negative response because he’s playing the right way. The players know that. He’s the one trying to promote his teammates. I don’t think anyone sees that as bashing, I think they see it as,
‘He’s right, we’ve got to improve. We’ve got to pull together, push in one direction. Fight hard, play together, hold everybody accountable.’ So, those words were deafening. So you see not just
He, and the performances of a number of guys on the roster."