Lakers had injuries all year.
The Clippers excuse?
56 wins and a first round exit is more disappointing than an injury ridden season where you had to fight to get into the playoffs.
The Lakers may have let down from an "expectation" standpoint. But in terms of execution and what was accomplished over the course of the season and what each team dealt with and ultimately accomplished?
Tthe Clippers winning 56 and then getting bounced in the first round and swept the last 4 games against Memphis is probably more disappointing. Especially after all the "depth" they added.
The Lakers got hype before they even played a game together, the Clippers got hype over the course of the season, won their first division banner, was called "the New showtime" and won 56 games, 17 game win streak.
Getting swept the final 4 games of the series against the Grizzlies.
That's more disappointing imo than the Lakers season.
Because we saw the struggles all year with the Lakers especially through injuries and never catching a break.
The Clippers caught all the breaks and still didn't make it further than we did in our worst injury ridden year.
Clippers by far.
Majesty, you are brain dead. We all understand that you are the biggest Lakers apologist in the world, I mean, you should be, Kobe is your cousin. LOLZ. The Clippers caught all the breaks? In their elimination game their best player had a minor injury, and their second best was barely able to even suit up and was ineffective. The Lakers are one of the biggest flops in sports history, not NBA history, the entirety of sports. At the beginning of the season fans and analysts were predicting the most wins in NBA regular season history, there was a thread on this very site almost guaranteeing from every member 65 plus wins. They barely made the playoffs and weren't competitive in a single one of those games, in their "dream" matchup against the Spurs. The Clippers played against a team in the first round of the playoffs that had basically the same record as them and was better suited to playoff basketball, the result is what you see. They had a good season, they will probably have similar seasons in the future, nobody that knows basketball takes them seriously, as they are currently constructed they are a regular season team. Which is more than the Lakers are currently.