The NBA All-Star weekend may have been a good break for many Lakers fans, but it's time to face reality. The Los Angeles Lakers will not be making a run at this year's title as they won't even be making the playoffs.
The Lakers have struggled all season to find their game, and their 25-29 record has illustrated that. As the current holder of the 10th seed in the West, the Lakers have obviously underachieved and are quite frankly all but out of time.
While the Lakers are, in fact, only three-and-a-half games back of the Houston Rockets for the eighth and final seed in the West, they have put themselves in too large a hole to get out.
With 28 games left in the season, the Lakers and their fans need to stop being delusional. Here are five reasons the Lakers will miss this year's playoffs.