Another year down, and another in the recent run of playoff-free seasons for the purple and gold. That said, was this a successful season for the Lakers? On the one hand, there was a nine-game improvement from last year to this one, which is nothing to sneeze at particularly given the injuries. But what about the young guys? The front office? Did the Lakers turn the tide on a negative national narrative surrounding the team?
From there, we kick around two significant Kobe anniversaries that came this week — first, five years from the Achilles tear, and two from the 60-point effort capping off his career.
Finally, it’s NBA Playoffs time! We talk about the most intriguing storylines, and make some bold — BOLD!!! – predictions.