Lonzo Ball’s tweet from 2013 about Lakers missing playoffs resurfaces
With the Los Angeles Lakers’ chances of making the playoffs pretty slim, a Twitter post by Lonzo Ball from five years ago has somehow resurfaced and is now being re-shared by trolling fans.
Lakers ain't even makin the Playoffs😌
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) October 30, 2013
This Tweet from the sophomore guard was back in 2013, the year in which the team started to fall out of contention.
Back then, Kobe Bryant was still recovering from the Achilles tear he suffered during the 2012-13 season. Although they still had Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, and a bunch of veterans, they were unable to make the postseason. The Black Mamba returned that season, but only played six games and had to be shut down because of a knee injury.
The Lakers finished 14th in the Western Conference standings with a 27-55 record.
Why that Tweet from Lonzo resurfaced is anybody’s guess, but it’s most likely because the “revamped” Purple and Gold are bound to miss the postseason for the sixth straight year, despite the fact that they have four-time MVP LeBron James on the squad.
Ball hasn’t played with the Lakers since January, after suffering a grade 3 ankle sprain in a game against the Houston Rockets. It was initially reported that he would only miss 3-6 weeks, but he’s been out for more than a month already, and reports say that he’s dealing with a deep bone bruise.
He’s most likely to miss at least 2-6 more weeks, and by then, the Lakers might already be out of playoff contention.
Currently, the Lakers’ record stands at 30-33, good for 10th in the Western Conference. They have 19 games left, almost half of those will be against playoff contenders, and if they will continue to struggle as a team, then Lonzo can just retweet that post as early as now.