The United States of America has many traditions. We barbecue on the Fourth of July, eat turkey on Thanksgiving and watch football on Sundays.
We also have another tradition brewing. It revolves around the woebegone Los Angeles Lakers and laughing at their plight.
Has it ever been worse in Laker Land? At least the Smush Parker years didn't come with expectations.
Read on for five takeaways from Wednesday night's NBA action.