Los Angeles Lakers Not on Right Track after Embarassing Defeat to FC Barcelona

October 7th, 2010 by Jo-Ryan Salazar Leave a reply »
Several weeks ago, I wrote a satirical piece signifying how the Los Angeles Lakers defeated FC Barcelona in the FIBA World Club Championship.

Well, this would be a rematch of that same game, albeit in the Palau Blaugrana. And I will tell you this: I am not pleased with the performance of this Lakers side this preseason. In fact, I am disgusted.

A 92-88 defeat in Spain can only mean one thing: this team has work to do. A lot of work.

If such a competition like a FIBA World Club Champions really existed, the Lakers would be a joke and burn out early, because they didn't put their time and effort into delivering the same form that put them at the top over the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals.

It's a depressing reality if you are a Lakers fan because this game was winnable. It really was.

But as I look at the box score, I must be wondering: where was the bench on Thursday night? Only a paltry 14 points with no production from Matt Barnes or Theo Ratliff?

Give me a break, both of you. You have to deliver now that you are donning the strip of the defending NBA Champions.

And why hasn't Ron Artest ste ...

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