When you think of the Los Angeles Lakers, you typically think of them as a perennial playoff team.
Boasting 16 NBA championships and countless postseason plays deemed worthy of the highlight reel, the Lakers are known to be a playoff gem.
However, with the team's current performance in the 2012-13 season, the possibility of a playoff berth is up in the air, to say the least.
So let's say the Lakers don't make the playoffs in 2013; what's the worst that can happen?
Here are three scenarios that could play out in such an event.