That is the question.
In my opinion - TANK.
Here’s why: With the situation that the Lakers are in, why waste energy from the players to make the 8th seed of the playoffs only to get swept the 1st round? It doesn’t make any sense. When this season started we all knew it was going to be one of those rebuilding seasons. So I personally had no expectations for the Lakers to make playoffs let alone I’m not surprised of the shitty record that they have right now. A lot of Laker fans reading this are probably saying that I’m a “fake” Laker fan or whatever it may be, but let’s real here guys - I’m being real. Some Laker fans have that pride of “its win or nothing”, which is not a bad thing because all we’ve ever known is winning & nothing less but at the same time we have to be realistic with our situation. Our team is getting old, Kobe is getting old. His era is pretty much at the end & we need to rebuild to start a new era.
This season is pretty much at its halfway mark & we are 13-18 with losing 6 games in a row already. I can’t even remember the last time we won a game! The injuries this season didn’t help us out either. It pretty much swallowed up half of our team & maybe more (praying that it won’t). We are barely hanging by a thread right now.
I was listening to ESPN Radio the other day in the car & I believe (I forgot) someone had a poll of: There are 43 games left in the season, how many more games do you think the Lakers will win? Will they be over or under the 25 game mark? I forgot who it was but they were saying they believed the Lakers would be under 25 games. - I would have to agree because everyone is injured & trying to get a constant chemistry back with people coming in & out of injury is difficult.
In the beginning of this season I was a little mad at the Lakers (even though I told myself I wouldn’t be). Mad about the constant losing because I thought things would be different, but thinking about it all I want right now is to enjoy this season whether they lose or win. Just enjoy the game of basketball. Whether this team has their full roster or half of their roster I have to admit that some of their games are entertaining to watch because we haven’t seen a fast break for a while! (Kidding) But honestly, the attitude of this team during these dark times have been amazing. If it were any different the Lakers would be in a deep deep hole.
So tank, rebuild for the future of this franchise & enjoy this season for what it is.
P.S. - If the Lakers were to only win one more game this season, dear baby Jesus please let it be against these leprechauns.
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