Lakers 'pooped their big boy pants'

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard blocks a shot by Houston Rockets center Cole Aldrich during...

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard blocks a shot by Houston Rockets center Cole Aldrich during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California November 18, 2012. Lakers won the game 119-108. (REUTERS/Alex Gallardo)

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The Los Angeles Lakers have to be a little flushed after blowing a 17-point lead against the Houston Rockets Tuesday night, especially after Rockets announcer Craig Ackerman nailed the point home.

The Los Angeles Lakers have to be a little flushed after blowing a 17-point lead against the Houston Rockets Tuesday night, especially after Rockets announcer Craig Ackerman nailed the point home.

“The Lakers have just pooped their big boy pants and the Rockets have come from 17 down to win it,” Ackerman yelled as the Lakers struggled to score in the final seconds at Houston's Toyota Center.

After an upsetting loss to the Orlando Magic , one that saw power forward Pau Gasol struggle along with star centre Dwight Howard, Lakers captain Kobe Bryant told Gasol, according to an L.A. Times report, “Put your big boy pants on. Just adjust. You can't whine about it.”

Much to the amusement of fans and media, and to the chagrin of Gasol, #BigBoyPants has become a meme on social media websites. Ergo Ackerman’s colourfully colloquial euphemism.

The Lakers fall to 8-10 on the season while the Rockets move a game above .500 to 9-8.


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