The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most legendary and storied franchises in NBA history, but today was just plain embarrassing for them. Head coach Mike Brown was fired just five games into the season and replaced by assistant Bernie Bickerstaff on an interim basis. On a team known for featuring some of the best coaches in league history, Brown wrote his ticket off that list by losing his job today.
However, Brown's brief tenure as coach of the Lakers is not the worst thing to happen to the team. In fact, it's pretty tame. Over the past few decades, the Los Angeles Lakers have seen their fair share of adversity along with some fine moments of greatness.
Like any other team in a similar situation, they moved on from the embarrassing moment in question and came out all the better.
Thus, if Brown were to just look through the pages of Lakers history, chances are he would feel a little better about his job situation once he was done.