Oct 07 2013
5. Los Angeles Lakers
Now don’t get us wrong here, the Lakers are still the Lakers, so they’ll grab headlines no matter what.
But think about how far they’ve fallen over the past 12 months.
This time last year, just a few weeks before the season tipped, the team was being talked about as a serious threat to the Heat’s chance at repeating after acquiring both Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.
These days, well, let’s just say they’re not even the most talked about team in their own city, as the Clippers have actually surpassed them.
With Kobe Bryant out indefinitely recovering from his Achilles injury, and the entire roster having more gray hairs than your dad, anything more than a first-round exit in the playoffs should be looked at as a success.
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