Members of the Los Angeles Lakers might want to stay out of the public eye when this season comes to an end.
Although they have had their moments of greatness (it’s true) they have been one of the most disappointing teams in the league this year.
Faithful followers of the team are hanging their heads in shame.
Right now, their chances of playing in the postseason have never been lower and fans all over the association are stunned by how poorly LeBron James‘ team is doing.
Things have gotten so bad that other teams are now openly ridiculing them.
Towns waving bye bye to the Lakers as he exits the game. The Wolves are actively punking the Lakers, primarily Westbrook, all night long. Russ gave it to players for years. Now he's getting it back.
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) March 17, 2022
Following their blowout loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns emphatically waved good-bye to LA.
This sort of biting heckling has to hurt the Lakers but they should be ready for more of it in the months ahead.
Road To Recovery
The Lakers aren’t making the Finals and they’re likely once again out in the first round – if they even make it that far.
That means they will have a long summer to look back on this abysmal season and everything that went wrong.
This could be a good thing for the team, if they actually learn and grow from it.
There is a lot of work to be done in the offseason if LA wants to return to the Finals in James’ final years.
Many basketball players – including James himself – have said they use the jeers and hate from others as fuel to power and drive them.
If that’s the case, the Lakers will have a lot of fuel in the next few months because their inferiority is universally agreed upon at this point.
They can only move up from here next season because they can’t get much lower.