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Crucial Flaws That Will Prevent LA Lakers from Making 2013 NBA Playoffs
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A starting lineup comprised of perennial All-Stars and future Hall of Famers was supposed to net the Los Angeles Lakers one of the Western Conference's top seeds, a Pacific Division title and ideally another championship banner.

Now, it appears as if the Lakers' big experiment is on the verge of spontaneously combusting through 48 games.

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard have struggled to coexist, and whether you place the blame on the players or the scheme, this team may be broken beyond repair.

With a record of 22-26, the Lakers have a real shot at missing the playoffs, which would solidify 2012-13 as one of the most disappointing regular seasons in franchise history.

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