The Lakers had their doors blown all the way out into a humiliating loss for the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night, at the eyebrowing score of 136-94. Magic Johnson is currently hoping to flip several of his team's young spinning spins into one of the top five basketball players on earth – as the Lakers supporting players shrink as the trading deadline comes on Thursday afternoon, they will not be able to Exchange them for a quarter of a pound.
The Lakers have been playing a racket basketball for more than a month now and LeBron's return from a long-term injury has apparently not addressed their ship. Meanwhile, the famous father dumps one of their most prominent players throughout the organization, and their head coach is on the hottest hot seats, and they are beyond the playoff in the deep and loaded western conference. And in the last week they have offered almost every player on the roster, not called LeBron James to the pelicans in various trade proposals, and been told that no combination of these players is worth the one guy they are trying to land.
So it was no surprise that this unhappy crowd seemed a bit flat on the road Tuesday night against an exhausted Eastern Conference enemy. But there is a need for a quarter and a half to get your shit together on the road, and then within seven points of the worst loss in franchise history. Unfortunately, Tuesday's efforts were the latter:
The 42-point margin represents the worst loss LeBron has suffered in any game of his career. The situation becomes ridiculous. Half of the team's spin players now know that if they are still on the team by the end of this week, it is recorded as a deep, crushing disappointment to their bosses and their team's best player. And that's exactly how they all played against Pacers! Like a bunch of guys who only carry the same color scheme because another NBA team mostly prefers not to have any number of them. Morale that you can imagine is not amazing!
In more upbeat news, Michael Beasley, JaVale McGee and Luke Walton say the head coaches aren't actually going to blow up with two veteran players in the dressing room this weekend. Sølvforing!