This is uncharted territory for Laker fans.
The purple and gold were the first team to be eliminated from the 2014 NBA playoffs last week, and now they’re facing the possibility of registering the franchise’s worst win-loss record in history.
According to ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin, Nick Young says that the team’s remaining goal is to reach 30 wins in order to avoid being part of such an embarrassing record.
In order for that to happen, the Lakers would ned to go 8-7 over their last fifteen games.
With the Lakers set to face tough opponents such as the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and (yes, again) San Antonio Spurs within the coming weeks, avoiding the franchise’s worst ever record would take a lot of doing.
Still, every loss at this point means the Lakers are inching closer and closer to locking in the fourth-worst record in the league, which is something that could come in very handy at draft time.
As of Thursday, the Lakers are 22-45. Nine of their remaining fifteen games are set to be against playoff teams.
The Lakers’ worst record came in the 1957-58 season, when the team finished 19-53, according to Sporting News.