Lakers swept into season of uncertainty
The Mavericks won Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday,
122-86, and it could only get worse for the Lakers in what will surely
be a long, agonizing off-season.
Their roster is aging. Their team looks slow. Their spending power is
hamstrung by salary-cap guidelines that might get tighter with 22 of 30
teams claiming to lose money this season.The Lakers checked into training camp last September with the potential
for a rare "three-peat" after winning two consecutive championships.
Instead they were swept away by Dallas, failing to win a game in the
series as Mavericks fans joyously sung along to a goofy scoreboard
ditty, "Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Lakers fans."