The 2021-22 NBA season has been beyond disappointing for the Los Angeles Lakers. They were considered one of the favorites to win the 2022 NBA Championship before the season began.
But with the playoffs right around the corner, the Purple & Gold have officially been eliminated from the race. Even more surprising was the fact that the Lakers failed to even clinch a play-in tournament spot.
With the likes of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook on the roster, one might wonder what went wrong for the Lakers? The answer to that question is quite simple, apart from James playing at an elite level, the rest of the team couldn't match his level for whatever reason.
The team is now scheduled to play their last home game soon. Although the game holds no importance to their hopes of making it to the postseason, it's one last time that home fans will hope to see this "superteam" in action.
In a recent interview, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel more or less confirmed that the three superstars will play against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"We do realize that it's fan appreciation day, so we're going to make sure they feel appreciated."
As per the above-mentioned tweet, none of the superstars have been officially listed out of the game tomorrow. But at the same time, it seems a bit of a stretch that we will see them play.
Sure, they'd want to be part of the final home game of the season, but not at the cost of further aggravating their existing injuries. Both LBJ and AD are recovering from their respective injuries and pushing them to feature in the final game could do more harm than good.
As of now, they are not listed out of the game. Maybe we will see them play together one last time, since rumors suggest that Russell Westbrook is already getting trade attention from the Charlotte Hornets.