“Yeah, we had a great opportunity,” Los Angeles’ Kobe Bryant said. “I’ve been on teams who have made this dumb mistake before. It’s important for my guys to stay up and get ready to play and understand that come Tuesday we’re going to face a really hungry Rockets team that believes they can win this series.”
“If we want to be a championship team we have to go after it every single game,” Gasol said. “We can’t take for granted that because we’re better individually or maybe collectively that we can play 70, 80 percent. We have to play 100 percent from the get go.”
Is it just me or do these quotes come off as arrogant as hell? Seems like even these two aren't giving the rockets credit for anything. All they give here is player speak, and what seems to be some telling statements about what they really think about the rockets and themselves. It's funny, you'd think they were up 3-1 or something.