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Not crying too much for implosion by Lakers
January 22, 2013 - Bennet Goldstein
If you haven't noticed, the Los Angeles Lakers are in the middle of one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history. The Lakers, who loaded up on talent in the offseason with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, have a record of 17-24 and have lost 9 of 11 games. Who would have thought they'd be 14.5 games back from their co-Staples Center tenant Clippers right now. Wow! I thought before the season started that the Lakers had a pretty good shot to stay in the top 3 or 4 playoff teams in the Western Conference. I was wrong. Howard, who held the Orlando Magic for ransom last season, is equally as infectious on this Lakers team. Kobe Bryant is showing the wear and tear both physically and emotionally of trying to carry the team and there's not much tread left on his tires. The Laker Haters out there must be loving this but I also think basketball is better when the Lakers are better. Kind of like college football is better when Notre Dame is better. I doubt the team can turn it around now and it's a safe bet there will be continued drama the rest of this season in La La Land.