Howard turned the Lakers' inner sanctuary of the practice facility into his personal pulpit Thursday when he addressed the team.
"I told the guys after practice today that we just got to stick together, still come in here every day and work hard and fight through this phase," Howard said. "I gave them a little scripture: 'The first should be last and the last should be first.' "
Howard was referring to the Bible verse Matthew 19:30 that states, "But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first."
It seems appropriate for the Lakers, who are not only last in the Pacific Division but have the worst record in the Western Conference.
Quoting the Bible after 5 games. How profound.