Los Angeles Lakers: Don’t Sweat the Regular Season Stuff

January 5th, 2011 by Josh Hoffman Leave a reply »
Way back when I was in high school, we received progress reports every five, 10 and 15 weeks and the final report card at the end of the semester, the latter of which was the only evaluation that actually counted toward anything relevant, like college.

The point is that progress reports in high school mean about as much as the popular vote means to the presidential election. The same can be said about midseason assessments in sports.

Sure, the Los Angeles Lakers are flunking a few tests and forgetting to turn in an assignment or two, but we're not even at the halfway point of the season. It's January, people, not June. The final report card isn't coming out for months.

I get it—the Lakers are playing bad basketball. They are 11-9 since Thanksgiving and 4-6 over the last 10 games. In those four losses, the Lakers have lost by 17 points per game, all while scoring a single-game high of 85 points, almost 20 under their season average. It's embarrassing when you lose to Milwaukee at home without Brandon Jennings and get blown out by a Memphis team that lost the night before in Utah.

And the Lakers were supposed to feast on this part ...

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