The Los Angeles Lakers came into the 2010-11 NBA season with tons of hype after winning their second consecutive NBA Championship, but the team has suffered a slew of unexpected losses.
After the Lakers overcame a 13-point deficit in Game 7 to beat the Celtics, they started the new season on an eight-game winning streak. They lost their next two games in high-scoring affairs to the Nuggets and Suns, but then rattled off five more wins.
Since that point, Los Angeles has a record of 25-17. Playing barely over .500 basketball is not what the Lakers are expected to do. It would be forgivable if they were losing to quality opponents or in close contests.
That's not always the case.
The Lakers have suffered some losses that have set them back and spurred on trade talks. With 25 games left in the regular season, the Lakers need to rediscover the consistent play that led them to two straight titles.
For now, here's the 10 worst losses of the season for Los Angeles.