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Anatomy of a train wreck: How Lakers' season went from bad to worst
Anatomy of a train wreck: How Lakers' season went from bad to worst

The air inside Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario was extremely cold last October when the Lakers arrived to entertain their large Inland Empire fan base in a meaningless exhibition game. The building is also home to a minor league hockey team, so below the temporary court was a layer of ice, inches from where the teams were playing. Cold also described the Lakers. Kobe Bryant missed 10 of his 13 shots and Steve Nash left the game at halftime because he didn't feel quite right. The Lakers lost to the Golden State Warriors by a staggering 116-75, their largest loss in an exhibition since 1984. First-year Coach Byron Scott was troubled but not alarmed. As a player during...

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