Well, this was unexpected.
With a star-studded cast including five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, two-time MVP Steve Nash (now injured), three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard along with key pieces Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Lakers have jumped out to a surprising 0-2 start. Per Forum Blue & Gold, it's the Lakers' first 0-2 start in 54 years. Including an 0-8 preseason, the Lakers haven't won a game since May 18th, via The Big Lead.
Not surprisingly, the Lakers' faithful aren't very happy. Apparently, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, the "sky is falling on Laker Land."
"We didn't expect to just come together and be awesome," Howard said after Wednesday night's loss to Portland, via ESPN.com. "It's always a process. We've got to stick with it so that at the end of the year we can have a trophy."
That doesn't seem to sit well with fans of the purple and gold, some of which have gone into panic mode suggesting to trade just about everyone on the roster. But fear not, Lakers fans. There are still 80 more games to play.