Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/14/12
Shortly after the Madison Square Garden crowd peppered head coach Mike D'Antoni with boos, the NBA's most dysfunctional team took the floor Thursday and lost in humiliating fashion, once again, to a legitimate championship contender. The defeat was their sixth in seven games, dropping them to 9-14 this season, and only added more chaos to a star-studded roster from one of the country's most unforgiving markets. And there doesn't seem to be any end in sight for this maladjusted group. And, just so we're clear, we're not talking about the New York Knicks. No, the Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA's new feckless, overrated laughingstock, and D'Antoni's return to the arena and the city he was chased out of less than a year ago didn't provide the inspiration needed to right the newly formed group's straying ship. Thursday's 116-107 loss to the impressive, East-leading Knicks dropped LA to 4-9 since D'Antoni took over for the fired Mike Brown (in lieu of Phil Jackson), putting the Lakers...
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