Lakers: Ranking the Team’s Top 5 Worst Decisions Since 2010

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Dec 21, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks general manager Phil Jackson watches during the third quarter against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden. The Magic defeated the Knicks 107-99. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With the Los Angeles Lakers seemingly stuck in mediocrity these days, it’s easy to forget that this is one of the most successful franchises in North American sports history.

Although it was only six years ago, the year 2010 seems like a distant memory for the Los Angeles Lakers.

2010 represents the last time the Lakers won an NBA championship, the last time the team was dominant and formidable, and unfortunately, the last time they consistently made good decisions for the benefit of the franchise.

Granted, every franchise makes bad decisions but ever since their last title run and the unfortunate passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, the Lakers’ front office decisions have gotten worse and worse. Decisions that are so bad in fact, that in just six years time they have gone from NBA royalty, to perennial bottom feeders.

Despite the fact that things finally seem to be looking up for the Purple and Gold, here is a quick look at the top five bad decisions that helped get the team here in the first place.

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