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Lakers bottom out, end worst season with 122-99 loss to Kings

Lakers bottom out, end worst season with 122-99 loss to Kings

The Lakers tried to chase history a few short years ago, acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to pair with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, all in the name of winning a 17th NBA championship and catching the hated Boston Celtics. They made history of a different kind Wednesday with a lineup you'd barely recognize, the franchise bottoming out with the worst season in its 67-year existence. The fine print was a 122-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings, the banner headline a pitiful .256 winning percentage that ended uncomfortably below the .264 success rate of the 1957-58 Minneapolis Lakers. "It's tough, man," veteran Jordan Hill said outside a rapidly emptying locker room...

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