It’s tough to look at the box score and not feel that Shaq & Kobe were kind of trying to make statements.
Also, the Lake Show seems to enjoy running with the Suns. Watching them stop exerting effort altogether on defense as soon as the Suns SSOL2 got going can’t have made Phil Jackson particularly happy. Is there something better to call that than SSOL2?
This is also a game in which the Lakers probably missed Bynum.