LeBron James and Anthony Davis Oct 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA;Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) and forward Anthony Davis (3) on the court during the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. The Warriors won 121-114. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

The sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals proved one of two things.

1. The Lakers are primed for huge success next season and in the years to come.

2. The Lakers are an aging mess with questions up and down the roster, and they need to cut ties with superstar Anthony Davis, among other players.

While NBA fans on Twitter could not agree on what the Lakers’ future holds, the question sparked some serious debate.

The topic has been boiling for weeks, as several offseason decisions are looming. What should the team do about key pending free agents Rui Hachimura, Austin Reaves, and Dennis Schroder? Should the team pursue Kyrie Irving? What should they do about Davis, who pulled a disappearing act in the conference finals?

Many Lakers fans were actually pleased with their team’s postseason run. Despite the sweep by the Nuggets, the No. 7 seed Lakers overachieved to make it one step from the NBA Finals.

Those fans tended to be more optimistic about the future. The debate over the team’s destiny and what steps it needs to take in the offseason won’t be settled on Twitter, but it definitely made for great entertainment Monday night.

And there were a couple of posts from fans claiming to be from the future. Here’s one to note in case you’re making any friendly wagers.

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