Nick Wright: “It’s the greatest failure in franchise history. It’s one of the greatest failures in NBA history. Stat Muse made a tweet saying since 1985, the team that was either the favorite or the second favorite to win the title has made the playoffs, and the Lakers will be the first not to. It’s a failure at every level, from the front office, to the head coach, to the players, and to me there are two major takeaways about the two players that matter for the Lakers, LeBron and AD… LeBron is going to average 30-8-6, and I think it’s pretty damn clear that we all have to acknowledge and admit that he’s no longer in his prime. His prime started in ’06 and ended when the championship. He’s still clearly, at worst, one of the seven best players in the sport but he is no longer a walking Finals berth. The other takeaway was I was watching last night and thinking maybe AD might just throw the Lakers on his back, put up a 40 and 20, and kept this awful season alive. I realized shortly into the game that that simply doesn’t happen anymore. Anthony Davis scored 35+ points in a game this year ZERO times. That’s not injuries, his second to last year in New Orleans he did it 17 times. His first year with the Lakers he did it 10 times plus a couple of times in the postseason. Westbrook shot 29% from three this year, do you know what AD shot from three?? 18%! It was the worst in the league by a mile. I don’t know what happened; I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s unfathomable and baffling.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Nick Wright join Colin Cowherd on The Herd to get brutally honest about the 2021/2022 season for the Los Angeles Lakers, which just saw the NBA Finals favorites sink to 17 games below .500 and mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.
Check out the video above as Wright details why it’s ‘one of the greatest failures in NBA history.’