By Melissa Rohlin
11:33 AM CST, December 7, 2012
The Lakers saw the movie "Lincoln" together Thursday evening, a film that elicited mixed reactions from the players.
Tweeted Pau Gasol: "We've watched "Lincoln"! Very good movie! It describes one of the most important moments in the history of the USA. Highly recommended!"
Jordan Hill was not as impressed.
"I fell asleep 8 times," he tweeted.
Regardless of whether the movie was a hit, it's positive that the team is doing activities together, a move that will further augment their chemistry on and off the court.
Some team bonding couldn't come at a better time.
The Lakers are in eighth place in the 15-team Western Conference with a disappointing record of 9-10, not quite the spot they were expected to be in after acquiring Steve Nash and Dwight Howard during the offseason.
They play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, a team that reached the NBA Finals last season and is currently in second place in the Western Conference with a record of 15-4.