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Kendrick Perkins Rips The Los Angeles Lakers With The Possibility Of Missing The Play-In Tournament: "If The Lakers Don’t Make The Playoffs, It Will Be One Of The Biggest Disappointments In NBA History."

Kendrick Perkins On The Los Angeles Lakers On The Verge Of Missing The Play-In Tournament: "If The Lakers Don’t Make The Playoffs, It Will Be One Of The Biggest Disappointments In NBA History."

After the Los Angeles Lakers' most recent loss against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Purple & Gold have further embarrassed themselves. They are now the 10th seed in the Western Conference table with a record of just 31-43.

What's more worrying is the fact that the 11th seeded San Antonio Spurs are just one game behind the Lakers. Keeping that in mind, there is a likely possibility that the Big 3 of the Lakers, featuring LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook, will miss the playoffs.

Moreover, with LeBron James picking up an injury against the Pelicans, the team is in a tough spot. Well, it seems like NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins has no sympathy with the 2020 NBA champions. In the recent episode of 'First Take,' Perkins said:

"I cannot let the Lakers off the hook. I will not let the Lakers off the hook. And I know I been telling y’all I’m tired of talking about them, and I really am, but the fact of the matter is this – if the Lakers, forget the title, forget the title run, being the title contender, forget making noise in the playoffs – if the Lakers miss the playoffs, which they have a strong possibility of doing, they could be one of the biggest disappointments in NBA history. Period. It’s no way around it. 

We’re not talking about them making a run. We actually talking about them missing the playoffs. With the addition of the play-in tournament, if they can’t get into the play-in tournament make the playoffs, I don’t wanna hear nothing.

I want to give the Celtics all the credit in the world. But I refuse to let the Lakers off the hook. Not with this team. All the future Hall of Famers they came together, LeBron, Melo, Russ and all this… I don’t wanna hear nothing. If the Lakers don’t make the playoffs, it’ll be one of the biggest disappointments in NBA history. Period.”

As Perkins pointed out, the Lakers have assembled a team full of future NBA Hall of Famers. On paper, the roster looks pretty great, but that hasn't been the case when they have played together.

With just a few more games left in the regular season, it is tough to expect the team to turn the season around at this point in time. If you are a Lakers fan, the only thing you can do is not lose hope.