Lakers Blow 26-Point Lead to NBA's Worst Team in Epic Collapse

nba Oct 28, 2021

Oh, this young NBA regular season has already brought so much joy!

Last week, we laughed out loud at the Brooklyn Nets going off at +240 favourites to win the NBA championship, boasting that anyone who take that team at that price is a chump (READ THE ARTICLE HERE).  The Nets responded by going out on opening night and getting thumped by the real NBA champions, Milwaukee, by double digits.


We also giggled about the perpetually overrated Lost Angeles Lakers going off at +400 to win the title, despite probably being no better than at least 2, and maybe 3 other teams in the Western Conference.  We called those odds "insane."  And, of course, the Lakers went out and proved they're a fraud as a favourite by getting smashed by Golden State on opening night.

So, last night was wonderful encore.  The Nets lost again and are now 2-3.  But what happened to the Lakers, who also lost last night and are 2-3 was epically wonderful.


Los Angeles lost 123–115 to the lowly Thunder in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night after a staggering collapse.  Prior to the game, the Thunder were winless and had the NBA's worst record.  The Lakers got out to a hot start and led by 26 points with 6:44 left in the second quarter, but then they folded up like a cheap suitcase and blew a lead of at least 25 points for the first time in the past 25 years.

To make matters worse, Oklahoma City didn’t need a late shot to complete the epic comeback.  In fact, the Lakers were playing from behind for the entire fourth quarter.  The exclamation point on the bitch slap was an emphatic two-handed dunk by Darius Bazley with three seconds left after a bad pass by Rajon Rondo.

All we can say is, bravo!

Mutley approves!