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The Los Angeles Lakers are officially eliminated from playoff contention, effectively bringing their 2021-22 campaign to an end. Most NBA fans, die-hard Lakers fans included, saw it coming.
It wasn’t meant to end this way for the Lakers faithful. The stacked roster opened the season as one of the title favorites but in the end they failed to even qualify for the play-in tournament.
Injuries are partly responsible for the disappointing season. A staggering 24 different players suited up for the Lakers during the season. The Lakers big three of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook combined to play just 21 games together. In those games they only managed to amass a 11-10 record. Not bad but not great.
It was injuries again that robbed the Lakers of having LeBron James in the lineup as they attempted to qualify for the play-in. James has failed to suit up the Lakers in 4 of the last 5 games. Many will remember his last shot – a triple pump fake followed by a last second airball in the 114-111 loss to New Orleans.
If one had to summarize the Lakers season in a single play, that would be it. They’ve blown numerous clutch opportunities and put up countless embarrassing air-balls throughout the season.
Luckily for non-Lakers fans @goatedwok on Twitter has compiled their season lowlights. It serves as miserable viewing for Lakers fans but pure comedy for everyone else.