Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Who would have expected the Lakers to be where they are at this point in the season? Especially after all the hype following the acquisitions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.
Unfortunately, the lofty expectations that L.A. fans had for their Lakers have fallen way short, as the team is currently sitting at 15-21 (as of January 12) and the chance of a postseason berth is fading rapidly.
A team with so much high-level talent in Howard, Nash, Pau Gasol, and Kobe Bryant could certainly be really great to watch on the court, but I'm sure Lakers fans can attest to pitching in their fair share of face palms and groans while watching this team struggle as much as they have.
Throughout the season thus far, many people have been wondering when the Lakers will turn the corner and look like the dominant team they were supposed to be. However, even after an early coaching change, that turn has yet to happen and the frustration setting in may change the question from "when will they come around?" to "will they ever come around?"
The Lakers are one of the teams that people love to hate, so seeing these losses pile up has brought joy to a lot of NBA fans, but for those rooting for the Purple and Gold, it's been an awful experience to withstand thus far, and whether it ever gets better this season is still very much in question.