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Dec 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center

Miles Plumlee

(18) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers guard

Jordan Clarkson

(6) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

4. With the Bucks being pictured out at a strip club in the early hours of the morning prior to the Lakers defeat, do you feel that’s a big deal or a non-incident?

AM: When the team has been playing as they have been it just isn’t a good look. There are a whole host of factors to it. The team had a couple of days off prior to the event where they could have celebrated their Warriors win, if they so wished. On top of that, the players pictured were part of the team’s more veteran group, which isn’t ideal. It’s not a big deal, but the week might have been a little easier without it.

TW: It would be a funny story if the didn’t get blown out the next day. But they did, so it’s a bad look all around.

JT: Anyone’s entitled to their own opinion on it, but it definitely doesn’t look good when the team has the record they do right now. A few from weeks from now, we’ll forget and talk about something else.

RF: Non-issue, and I cannot state that enough. Fact is, the entire team played horribly that evening (though Plumlee damn near got himself a double-double!) and that kind of performance seems more indicative of a team trying to coast by lesser opponents instead of dominating a game ripe for the taking. Whether the lack of motivation stems mostly from the players or the coaching staff isn’t totally clear, but the least Kidd can do is try and get players to play high-effort ball on a nightly basis.

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