Despite the existence of 48 more games on the schedule, there's not much substance remaining in the Lakers' season.
Usher out Kobe Bryant with some kind remembrances. Hope for development with the young players. Try not to get annihilated by 40 points (again).
Here are some dates of interest, however, from now through free agency.
Jan. 7: Lakers at Sacramento
For old time's sake, it should be bring-your-cowbell night for Bryant's last game at the old barn. Ear plugs mandatory.
This rivalry was so great that Rick Fox and Doug Christie once threw punches at each other before an exhibition game. Awesome. Just awesome.