The Los Angeles Lakers no longer control their own destiny, as the Utah Jazz could win the rest of their games and end up with the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. So missing the playoffs is a very real possibility for the Lakers.
That's why we need to start talking about it now. What should Lakers fans do if they end up missing out on the postseason for the first time since 2005?
Well, there are a handful of steps to take, some of them obvious, some of them a bit less obvious.
Most important for the Lakers fans is that they stay as calm as possible, realizing the assets they have in their possession and only freaking out at the optimal moments.
Will most of the Lakers fans follow the step-by-step process of not blowing up every aspect of the Internet with their misguided rage? Probably not.
But if I can help a few aimless souls down the right path, then a few people may have a slightly happier summer.