Kobe tells critics to 'shut up'
Powerhouse NBA team Los Angeles Lakers are off to a 0-2 start.
But the Lakers aren't ready to raise the white flag just yet, not with 80 regular season games left on their season.
In fact, franchise player Kobe Bryant says their critics should just "shut up" over his team's early season struggles.
So far, the Lakers looked out of sync while trying to orchestrate their Princeton offense in losses to Dallas and Portland.
But Bryant believes they'll eventually get the hang of it, much like the way they eventually mastered the triangle offense of their former coach Phil Jackson.
Bryant also defended head coach Mike Brown from criticisms, saying he has faith in brown.
There are huge expectations for the Lakers this season after the blockbuster acquisitions of All-Stars Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the offseason.
Dateline Philippines, November 2, 2012
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