Adelman struggles to keep Kings focused

To be ready for L.A., Rick Adelman has to win his fight against the Kings' complacency.
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Dream still getting paid

Originally Published: November 11, 2002
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Everyone wants to ask them about losing so narrowly and bitterly to the Lakers, or the endless stream of insults that flow between the teams, or that exhibition game where bubbling emotion spilled right into a bonus round for the Friday Night Fights card.

Everyone wants to know even more about Christmas Day, and what might happen next.

Everyone better check with someone else.

"I don't even talk about Christmas Day," Rick Adelman said. "I'm trying to get us ready for Thanksgiving."

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