“Lakers have fallen from the ranks of The Immortals”

    There is no doubt the “spark” we had at the start of the season has seemingly faded. Now we are third best in the NBA despite a 21-4 record. We are mortal afterall…

    BasketballFiend: With two consecutive losses this weekend, the Lakers have fallen from the ranks of The Immortals. Now, only two teams remain: the Celtics and the Cavs.

    The Lakers began the season 14-1, but since then they are a mere 7-4; that includes losses to the lowly Kings and the mediocre Pacers. There are multiple questions about their defense – in the last 11 games, they have allowed an average of 103.4 points – and, recently, they have been failing to get it done down the stretch.

    Chris Manning is a co-owner and video producer for TheLakersNation.com. In addition to his "LD2k" fan-video productions, Chris is working as the "Production Manager" for HS3; A Digital, Brand Strategy and Marketing company based in L.A. which represents the digital entities of numerous high-profile athletes. You can follow him on Twitter for a wide array of sports/Lakers talk!