Lakers in turmoil
It’s safe to say that when LeBron James agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers last July, this isn’t how Lakers decision-makers were anticipating the season would play out.
With 12 games remaining, the Lakers are out of any meaningful playoff contention and have been for a couple of weeks. They have lost three straight games, and eight of their last nine games beyond that.
To put it simply, the Lakers are in turmoil and already likely looking ahead to a crucial summer that will require outside influences to help them to steady the ship.
With their only victory in March coming against the lowly Chicago Bulls, all signs point to the misery being piled on by the Bucks on Tuesday night.
Of course, that should act as a warning in its own right to Milwaukee. There can be no room for complacency, particularly against a team led by LeBron James. The goal for the Bucks should be to come out of the gates firing, and if they can deliver on that front, the Lakers are unlikely to show much resistance based on recent form and what must be mental fragility at this point.