The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Clippers on Friday night as Lob City took it took the Lake Show and won convincingly by a score of 105-95. While the Clippers were gelling on offense, the Lakers continued to struggle to find a rhythm and an identity for their offense.
The result is an 0-3 Lakers squad. It is the team’s worst start since the 1978-79 season.
There is some good news, however, for the Lakers. Despite the 0-3 start during the 1978 season, the Lakers went on to make the playoffs but lost in the conference semifinals.
Losing in the conference semifinals is not what the Lakers have in mind for this season after bringing in big name free agents Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, but it still leaves a glimmer of hope that the team can qualify for the postseason.
As you would expect, Lakers fans are a bit worried that their all-star squad is not finding the win column but they need to take a deep breath and relax. Anytime you bring in stars from around the league, it will take time for the team to come together and find a rhythm. The success is delayed even more when your stars are battling injuries like the Lakers have been hit with.
Nobody wants to start 0-3 but this is not the end of the world. If the Lakers don’t soon find success, however, Mike Brown will be on the outs and the panic will be in full swing.