The most compelling number to watch in the
The Lakers failed to sell out a game Tuesday for the second time this season when they drew a season-low 18,209 against the
The Lakers rank eighth in the
Local television viewers are also losing interest in the Lakers, with ratings down 37.5% on Time Warner Cable SportsNet over the team's first 40 games versus the same period last season, and have been dropped twice from the
The drop in appeal among fans and television viewers and executives should come as no big surprise given the Lakers (18-34) are in the midst of a historically bad season. Their 96-79 loss to the Jazz on Tuesday dropped them to 8-15 at home and gave them a six-game losing streak as the host team for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
The Lakers may not even want to think about what's next: a game Thursday at