Final night time your Los Angeles Lakers misplaced their fifth straight recreation, this time to the Sacramento Kings at residence, dropping a small lead within the dying minutes of the sport to fall 120-114. With the loss, LA slipped to the NBA’s worst file at 2-10. That mark can also be tied for the worst begin in workforce historical past.
NBA Twitter had some ideas. Quite a lot of them, the truth is.
Let’s dive in, there’s loads of gold right here.
They are saying an image is value a thousand phrases, and on this case, that rings about proper. By the way in which, this photograph was from the Lakers’ 139-116 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday, not this recreation. However we now have a sense this shall be a recurring vibe for the Lakers’ three most costly gamers all year long (or at the very least so long as Westbrook stays a Laker).
A former longtime Lakers antagonist (and former teammate of LeBron James), retired middle Kendrick Perkins, weighed in on LA’s deadliest opponent final night time, Sacramento level guard De’Aaron Fox.
This tweet, from former Los Angeles Occasions sportswriter Invoice Oram (now with The Oregonian), is a very scathing indictment of the 2022-23 Lakers:
At the very least Oram bought to see the Lakers win a championship once more in 2020 (though by far I am unsure he was allowed to attend the “bubble” in Orlando).
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Patrick Beverley’s horrific taking pictures this season for LA was additionally the topic of brutal mockery.
Beverley shot 2 of 8 from the ground final night time for a complete of 5 runs in 26:25. Over the course of the season, Beverley is averaging a career-worst 4.9 factors per recreation on hard-hitting 28.6 % taking pictures from the sector, in addition to 3.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1. 2 interceptions.
Utilizing a gif of a former Corridor of Fame Lakers middle (and one-season LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers teammate) is fairly becoming.
Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor dropped a fairly devastating fact bombshell following the sport.
Victor Wembanyama, a possible generational famous person massive man, is predicted to be the primary choose within the 2023 draft. On condition that the Lakers now have the NBA’s worst file and the Pelicans have commerce rights to accumulate the LA choose l Subsequent summer time, New Orleans now technically has the perfect likelihood (together with the Houston Rockets) of getting the No. 1 choose subsequent season. .
NBA Memes additionally weighed in with a traditional meme.
It is a fairly superb query. I’d have predicted James and Westbrook’s video games, over 34, would most likely have dropped considerably by now, however this drastic drop is bonkers. It is partly the results of the awkward adjustment of Westbrook and James, two athletes who play higher when the opposite man is not on the hardwood.