The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their 13th defeat of a young NBA season on Friday night, falling short by just one point in their 120-119 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
With the famous franchise on course for one of their worst ever seasons, things finally appear to be getting to head coach, and former Showtime era star, Byron Scott.
Speaking to the media in the aftermath of the Lakers' latest defeat, Scott attempted to reference zoo animals in a bizarre metaphor before growing angry at his team's failure to front up against numerous opponents this season.
Having seen his side let an eight-point lead slip in the final five minutes against the Timberwolves it all got a little too much for Scott, the below video showcasing his increasing frustration at his roster's inability to see out games.
The zoo-inspired rant begins around the 2.48 mark.
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Monkeys, gorillas, lions and elephants...come to think of it some of the members of the animal kingdon might do a better job that the current incumbents of the famous gold and purple jerseys right now.
Long road ahead
Buzzer beaters can do strange things to people but for Scott the frustration has been building since the Lakers first game of the 2014-15 season.
Hampered by injuries and a lack of talent the former Cavaliers head coach must have been aware that there was a limit of how far the Lakers could rise this season, but staring at a 3-13 record heading into December Scott must be beginning to fear what lies ahead.