Tuesday night offered a game that fans of the Los Angeles Lakers were hoping to avoid. It was a matchup that we were all dreading, as the 2-11 Lakers lined up against the defending champion, Golden State Warriors, who came into the night 15-0.
Predictably enough, Golden State crushed Los Angeles, 111-77, giving them the best start in NBA history at 16-0. Meanwhile, the Lakers aren’t just stumbling, they are in a free fall. Sitting at 2-12 with an abundance of road games still looming, things seem darker than ever for this storied franchise.
The times also appear darkest for their once living legend, Kobe Bryant. In his 20th NBA season donning a purple and gold uniform, it was unreasonable to expect a lot from Bryant. However, it is safe to say that fans expected more than what he is currently providing, after the 37-year-old connected on just one of his 14 shot attempts (seven percent).
Where do the Lakers go from here? Is it time for Kobe to just call it a career and retire? Gary is joined by Thai and Kyle to discuss these topics.