Lakers Examiner: The Los Angeles Lakers might be getting too efficient for their own good. After suffering their first loss of the season, they have picked up wins in their last four games, none of which were even close by the start of the fourth quarter.

So what’s the problem?

It’s terrible for the fans! The Lakers of old would toy with teams they should easily beat, going up by 15 before allowing an unprecedented 16-0 run to fall behind, only to see Kobe hit a three with 1.4 seconds remaining to pull out an exciting one-point victory.

The fans would chastise the Lakers for not putting teams away, but how could they complain after a thrilling, last-second victory?

There haven’t been any of those so far this season. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite of thrilling.

This year’s Lakers managed to turn Thursday night’s nationally-televised game with the Phoenix Suns into a snoozefest, taking a virtually insurmountable lead into the fourth quarter (the Suns new half-court style didn’t help the boring factor either).

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  • DCLAKER

    On Christmas Day,you’ll REALLY see some excitement.

    Revenge is a dish best served cold.

  • ShortDiezel

    hello!!

    The lakers are 11-1!!!

    if a championship doesn’t get you excited then I don’t know what will…

  • Lakers 24 7

    I can give a rats ass if the games entertaining or not. As long as we win. San Antonio has been labeled a boring team, but they got 4 titles under their belt.

  • Remy

    The time for fun and games are over! We are gonna do whatever it takes to win the championship this year (including whipping Boston’s a*s. Anything less will consider a failure for us. I don’t care what team is rising, they all have to come through the lakers.

  • THEGODFATHER24

    LA is campionship stat rite now not even the floping team of boston can take us.

  • Left

    I’ll remind myself how it “wasn’t exciting” while I’m cheering with half a million other people on Figueroa in June. ;-)

  • PeanutButterSpread

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    Completely concur.

    I’d rather see blowout wins than close “entertaining” ones if it means the Lakers will win the O’Brien Trophy.

  • LAKERNATION

    Dude this is the first time I can say this but AMEN to everyone. The commentators always say that this game was boring, just let it end, or the fans got their money’s worth refering to when a team blows out another and the “the fans got their moneys worth” comment meaning when the game is close. Well i don’t want to see it go down to the wire and having KOBE have to knock down that 3 to WIN it for us. I call those times tough to watch because we could end up losing that one. Like when we blow teams out every night, witch we have been doing, I can’t ask for any better excitment then that. As long as the final results says a LAKER W then I couldn’t be any happier. And what happens if we lose that close, down to the wire game??????? Then would everyone be excited that we lose even tho it went down to the wire??????? This article is dumb. That is like saying I don’t want to sweep any team, I want it to go to seven because then it wouldn’t be an exciting series.

  • LAKERNATION

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    LMAO that is a AMEN like no other right there. The def. of excitment=a LAKER WIN. Like what happens “WHEN” we sweep the finals matchup would some people be mad that it wasn’t entertaining??????? And another thing is when he said “0.5 times coach PHIL JASKSON takes a timeout when his team is struggling and the other team is gaining momentum” Hey if that got us to a 11-1 record so far then who could complain. And from all of you that know PHIL is that he does that every game and that is what makes his players ready for tough moments. That is why he has 9 rings under his belt, not because he had player like jordan, pippen, KOBE, shaq, sh*t this years whole LAKER squad. Coaches don’t make teams lose players do.

  • Kobe8>24

    F… ht excitement crap. as long as we winning games i aint complaining..

  • Freshh

    The less heart attacks and pounding of walls,
    the better I’ll be

  • LAKERNATION

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    HAHAHAAH yeah that is what I was trying to say in the above comment.

  • Kb_24mvp

    FRESH U SPEAK THE TRUTH!!! WE GOTTA INFLECT EMBARASSMENT TO OUR OPPONENTS AS HOW WE WHERE EMBARASSED IN THE FINALS GAME 6!! PUT THAT GAME IN OUR MINDS, AND ALL THAT ANGER THATS BEEN THERE SINCE THE OFFSEASON TAKE IT OUT ON THE OPPOSING TEAM!!! GIVE HELL TO OUR OPPONENTS!!! LOL…

  • imfasterthanur

    Haha. All of you are pretty right on the money. Domination is pretty exciting in my eyes.

    The writer was pretty on with the “over/unders” though:

    “3.5 – the number of times Pau Gasol will grab his own face thinking that he is bleeding.”

    LOL. that is dead on.

  • http://www.modenadude.com/ThaDogg Imadogg

    Well for national audiences or people who don’t just support the Lakers, I get how it’s boring obviously.

    But I don’t care, I love seeing us up 30. And it’s not like we’re playing boring ball. When we’re up huge we still have our 2nd unit making incredible plays.

    Now about the bottom of our roster……..

    PS: LMAO at the over-unders

  • http://swishtheball.net thelakerfuture

    can luke and sun yue be sent down to the d-league

  • DCLAKER