How to fix the Los Angeles Lakers season, Pulp Fiction style

May 12, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss speaks before the reveal of the 2020 champions banner at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
May 12, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss speaks before the reveal of the 2020 champions banner at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Lakers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Lakers /

When the Los Angeles Lakers laid an egg on Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets, it opened the door on a fact that this franchise has been trying to hide all season long. The problems go far beyond what’s going on the floor. This is only a symptom of the total dysfunction throughout the franchise.

Take this video here. It’s a technicolored example of how the rest of the NBA sees not only the Lakers, but LeBron James at this point.

  • Davon Reed…a player no one probably knows about outside of friends and family challenges LeBron on the wing and knocks the ball out of his hand.
  • LeBron tries the drive again…falls and the Lakers get a 24 second violation.
  • The point?…No one is scared of the Lakers and the aura of invincibility surrounding LeBron is evaporating with each mounting loss.

Whether the Los Angeles Lakers fanbase knows it or not, the championship season is done. But not only that, the playoff run is in peril as well. Why do a post-game on the worst loss to the Denver Nuggets in franchise history 133-96 with a brutal Grammy’s trip on the way? Why point out issues that our editor, Jason Reed, could copy and paste words from the other 28 post-game losses dating back to the preseason?

What should be looked at is the dissension in the ranks of the Lakers organization. Take Magic Johnson going to social media to let his frustrations be known and Russell Westbrook’s answer via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Magic Johnson:

"“We as Lakers fans can accept being outplayed but we deserve more than a lack of effort and no sense of urgency,” Magic Johnson tweeted to his 5.1 million followers. “Owner Jeanie Buss, you deserve better.”"

Russell Westbrook’s response:

"“Everybody is entitled, in this world, to their opinion. Regardless of what that it is. You can either take it and run with it or you can take it and put it in one ear and out the other or you cannot respond to it. “Magic’s entitled to his opinion. And he’s not here every day. He’s not around us every day. He’s not aware of what’s going on internally with us and trying to figure things out. But I have no response to that."

Maybe it was Russ’ 19 points with his first 3 point shot in 2022 that gave him the courage to blow off an Lakers icon that brought the Lakers five championships in the 1980s and cleared enough salary cap flexibility to even acquire his $44 million salary in the first place.

No matter the reason, based on his play this season, Russ’ comments were just as phony as his tough act against Aaron Gordon.

Lake Show Life is known for it’s “brutally honest”, “tell it like it is” analysis and breakdowns on the moves of the front office. While all of the other Lakers sites and media companies are piling on the team and dishing out blame, we are about solutions. Believe it or not, the Lakers can still get to the playoffs as a fourth or fifth seed to avoid a certain sweep from the top three teams in the Western Conference in Phoenix, Golden State and Utah.

What do you Los Angeles Lakers fans have to lose?

Well the roster is almost destined to stay the same because every trade scenario concerning the Lakers are almost unequivocally false. No NBA team wants what the Lakers have to offer without multiple first round picks.

That’s why Ronald Agers is stepping from behind the computer to bail the Lakers out in a consulting role. Consider me as Mr. Winston Wolf, the guy that cleaned up the mess for Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in the movie Pulp Fiction. (Watch scene to see how I operate!)

If you are a frustrated fan at the end of your rope, the next several pages will shine the light to turn this season around. It’s straight forward and not politically correct. However, it will work and the Lakers will avoid disaster not only this season but for the rest of the decade.

If you are casual or a player stan that gets sensitive over your favorite players criticisms, this might be the time to stop reading. To be clear, this team needs fixing ASAP much like the plot in Pulp Fiction. First we must meet with Ms. Jeanie Buss, the boss to make here understand how bad things can get. Hit the purple bar for access to the meeting.