Nick Young says Lakers need to be less Kobe-dependent

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Los Angeles Lakers are in trouble after a terrible start to the season and some say that it's all Kobe Bryant's fault.

Despite having by far the most points for the Lakers this season, Kobe has become too much of a focal point of the team's offense to the detriment of the team.

These aren't the opinions of Lakers star Nick Young, but the 29-year-old baller has made it clear that the Lakers are currently way too dependent on Kobe Bryant.

Too dependent on Kobe

Speaking after the Lakers most recent defeat of their demoralising season against Denver Nuggets, Nick Young spoke loud and clear about the problems that the Lakers are having on offense, problems which have contributed to their shocking 3-11 start.

"At times, we fall into relying on No. 24 a lot,” Nick Young revealed post-game. “We got to believe in ourselves. I believe in everybody on this team. Kobe is going to be Kobe. But we have to find a way to put the ball in the hole with everybody else.”

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Bryant may have ended up with 27 points for the Lakers during the ugly home loss against the Nuggets, but Kobe's stats were terrible.

The Black Mamba shot 10 of 24, missing seven of his last eight attempts. The only reason why he's scoring is because he's taking so many shots and that needs to stop before the Lakers season completely gets out of hand.

Scott still hiding from the truth 

So surely Lakers coach Byron Scott has identified the problem and has a plan in place to sort it out? Well, no he doesn't. Not only does he not have a plan, he doesn't even think there is a problem with the Lakers offense being too dependent on Kobe.

"Not really,” coach Byron Scott said. “I thought tonight because of the way they were loading up, they did a great job in forcing them to come at him. When they came at him, he did a great job of finding guys. We just missed shots.”

If Scott keeps this up he will lose his job barely before it's really begun.

If he's not convinced by the problems then maybe he should have paid closer attention to what Bryant said in this clip. SEE THE LINK HERE. The problems for the Lakers are real and worrying, and Kobe Bryant is at the heart of them.

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