posted at 4/29/2013 12:51 PM EDT
I couldn't have hoped for a better ending to a pathetic Laker season. Watching them suffer all year and then desparately scrape the bottom of the barrel to barely make the playoffs...only to get swept and destroyed by an average loss of 18.5 per game...was simply DEVINE.
All the talk of their all star roster winning the West and competing for the title against the Heat began to deteriorate into excuses about poor coaching (several times), injuries, an aging group, the wrong ofensive scheme(s)... the fact of the matter is that the main reason that the Lakers STUNK, is that they lacked chemistry... no worse, they had abismal CHEMISTRY from top to bottom.
Next year should be even more embarrasing (exciting), if that is possible:
Nash is paid through 2015, but he is effectively done, finished, through with age and injuries.
KoME will be recovering from a bad injury while age will have diminished his game cconsiderably if he even is able to play.
Howard hates L.A. and will surely evaluate deals as a FA. I will be surprised if he sticks around just for the money. His fire and heart have been extinguished for good in LaLa land.
Gasol would be crazy to stick around, rather than join a contender at this point in his career, especially given the complete lack of talent and ability around him if he stayed. I expect him to demand aa trade and leave his poopie pants in tinsel town.
Jamison's career is done.
Meta World Peace is cancer that just keeps giving, so I hope he stays.
and what about coach Mike D.? Thats a no win situation...just like the future of the Lakers! YAY!