The Los Angeles Lakers are still bestowed with the bad fate they already had for the last two seasons. If one looks at the last two seasons of the LA, it has been a downward trajectory after the title in 2020. The duo of LeBron James and Anthony James pushed themselves to win their first title for the Lakers, but it has not been the same since then. Rob Pelinka signed Russell Westbrook to make the team fill with three superstars to pass through the elite teams with ease. However, that backfired on the Purple and Gold as it was one of the worst decisions for the team.
Blaming the whole team’s responsibility and losses on the 34-year-old point guard sounds irrational. The Lakers had many holes in their plans that made their ship sink before the season even began. And the constant injuries are one very big part that spoiled the Lakers this year’s campaign. The worst part is the injuries still do not seem to stop as the two prominent players take the sidelines. It has only been two games after the All-star weekend, and LA has two players out of the roster.
The Lakers Injury Fate Continues To Jeopradise The Playoffs
It has been a while since a good run for the Purple and Gold has lasted in the league. Whenever they start to win consecutively, there falls an injury that interrupts their progress indefinitely. This has been the story of LA for the last two years, which makes them a weak opponent by luck. After the All-star event, everyone wearing the yellow had their hopes high for the slightest chance they have for the playoffs. But the injury of D’Angelo Russell had everyone fall into a doubtful dilemma. But there could be a new entry in the team who is upset because of his fall from the Lakers rotation.
Lonnie Walker is one of the players who will find his place back in the Lakers’ second unit because of LeBron’s injury. Walker posted an Instagram post when he was kicked out of the squad because of the new arrivals. This was a motivating post to himself. However, people thought that Lonnie was sad because of his fallout. But he could be back to the squad soon as James’ sprained ankle will keep him out for a while. However, he will still have a tough time cracking in on Ham’s plan.
In the meantime, Rob Pelinka broke his silence on Russell Westbrook, who left the team at the trade deadline. The general manager accepted that Westbrook became a scapegoat for everyone to put blame. However, it was very unfair of everyone to fault everything on one individual. Pelinka said it would be a disservice to blame him for everything that happened to the Lakers over the last two years.