While there are three games for the Lakers remaining in the regular season, even if they win all of those, they won’t be able to move from their 11th table position to replace the San Antonio Spurs in the 10th spot.
The 2022 Los Angeles Lakers have proved disappointing for both fans and analysts, who had high hopes for the combined talents of Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony.
“This Lakers team not making the playoffs is one of the Biggest Disappointments in NBA History,” former player and analyst Kendrick Perkins wrote on Twitter.
“It’s one thing to underachieve in the Playoffs but to not make it at all is ridiculous. Carry on.”
“The biggest failure in NBA history,” the Lakers Lead Sports Media page wrote in a tweet.