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Kobe Bryant setting tone for Lakers

For all that has gone wrong in L.A., Kobe doesn't have time for excuses

Updated: December 30, 2011, 11:04 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The list of things that have gone wrong for the Los Angeles Lakers this season is too long to comprehend. Their grievances are too raw and real still to acknowledge, much less dwell on.

The vetoed Chris Paul trade, which will affect this franchise for years to come. The hellacious schedule the NBA started them off with: six games in their first eight nights and making them the first team to play a dreaded back-to-back-to-back series while star center Andrew Bynum served ...

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