There were so many people who were so painfully wrong about the Los Angeles Lakers this season.
There were professional analysts, writers, and bettors who thought the Lakers were going to be huge this year.
They were huge: hugely disappointing.
The Lakers, picked by Vegas to win 52.5 games, end the season 33-49 – a final win in DEN offering respite from a painful campaign. LeBron, Westbrook and Rob Pelinka are all slated to speak to reporters Monday as part of exit interviews. There will be plenty of questions to answer
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 11, 2022
Las Vegas really missed the mark with the Lakers.
It was predicted that the team would win 52.5 games this season but they ended up very far from that with a dreadful 33-49 record.
The horrible track record is just one of the many things that James, Russell Westbrook, and Rob Pelinka will be asked about on Monday when they sit down with reporters for their exit interviews.
You can expect some tough questions from the media.
Perhaps the biggest one will be this: how did it all go so horribly wrong?
A Wasted Season
The NBA season isn’t over for most of the league but it’s definitely over for the Lakers.
That means the team’s rebuilding process can begin – even though people aren’t sure how it’ll look.
Vogel is being fired, there is no doubt about that, but a lot of other specifics of the Lakers’ plans remain in the dark right now.
The behind-the-scenes plans and drama will certainly be some of the big stories coming out of the NBA during the offseason.
All eyes are on James and his Lakers to see if they can turn things around quickly and rebound from this awful season.
You can expect them to make some major moves to make that happen.