12/18/2012 08:51 am ET

Can The Sub-.500 Lakers Still Salvage Their Season?

NEW YORK -- If this continues, the Lakers will find themselves sitting out of the playoffs, a team built for June somehow managing to make it to April, which would make them Hollywood’s version of a costly box-office bomb, a production that disappears after the opening week.

Yes, if the Lakers keep living on sub-.500 ball and disappearing defensively and losing to teams like Cleveland, then all the money spent and expectations raised will be wasted along with one of the few remaining years in Kobe Bryant’s career.

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