Feb 27, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) battle for a rebound in the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

With a roster that includes LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, and Carmelo Anthony, the Los Angeles Lakers were supposed to be a contender for the NBA Finals. Instead, they’ve been a massive disappointment and find themselves barely holding onto a play-in game status to make the playoffs.

Sure, they’ve dealt with injuries and other issues, but it’s hard to deny that this season has been a letdown for the Lakers and things could get ugly if the team isn’t able to right the ship.

Sunday evening, the Lakers’ pitiful season was in full display thanks to 123-95 drubbing at home to the equally lowly New Orleans Pelicans. The performance was perhaps best summed up by an errant pass by DeAndre Jordan in the third quarter that didn’t appear to come within a mile of any actual player.

By the time the game was over, the Lakers were booed out of The Crypt and it was hard not to see the loss as some kind of referendum of what a failed experiment this team is. And when you looked at the reactions on Twitter from the basketball world, it’s clear that LA is, somehow, the laughing stock of the league right now.

With all the rumors and reports about LeBron and his relationship with the team’s brass, it’s hard to imagine that there’s much future in the current lineup and changes are coming. Whatever form that takes remains to be seen, but one thing that people really don’t want to see much more of is this team.

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.