The Lakers blew up a humiliating defeat by the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night with an incredible 136-94. Magic Johnson is currently hoping to replace many of the young players on his team with one of the top five basketball players in the world. At the pace that the Lakers support players are shrinking, they will not be shrinking before the trading deadline. be able to trade them for a quarter of a pound.
The Lakers have been playing ragged basketball for over a month now, and LeBron 's return after a long absence due to an injury has clearly not allowed to straighten their boat. Meanwhile, the famous father of one of their most prominent players throws balls throughout the organization, and their head coach currently occupies the hottest seats. They are outside the playoff table in the Western Conference, deep and loaded. And last week, they offered just about every player on the list who is not named LeBron James to Pelicans in various commercial proposals. They were told that no combination of these players was worth the type they are trying to achieve.
It was not surprising then that this unfortunate group appeared a bit flat on the road Tuesday night against an exhausted Eastern Conference foe. But you need a quarter or a half to get back on the road, and then you'll be seven points away from the worst defeat in franchise history. Tuesday's effort was unfortunately the last:
42 point margin is LeBron's worst loss in any game of his career. The situation becomes ridiculous. Half of the team's rotating players now know that if they are still part of the team by the end of the week, it will be a profound disappointment for their bosses and the best player on their team. And that's exactly how they all faced the Pacers! Like a group of guys who only wear the same color because another team of the NBA would prefer not to have a number. Morale, as you can imagine, is not great!
Michael Beasley, JaVale McGee and Luke Walton all said that the head coach did not nearly get caught by two veterans in the locker room this weekend. Silver lining!