Lakers eliminated from playoffs, team’s earliest elimination in 54 years

March Sadness


We’ve known for a while that this season would be a dismal one for the Lakers, but now it’s become clear that it is historically bad, at least by one measure.

From Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

With the New Orleans Pelicans defeating the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, the Lakers were officially eliminated from the playoffs. This marked the Lakers’ earliest elimination since the franchise moved to Los Angeles before the 1960-61 season. This will also mark the second consecutive season the Lakers will not make the postseason, including the seventh time in franchise history. …

The bad news might keep on coming. The Lakers currently have a .258 winning percentage, the worst in franchise history. The Lakers are also only 10 more losses away from finishing with a worst record than last year’s team that went 27-55, the team’s worst in L.A. franchise history.


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