SAN DIEGO, CA--
Well, it's over. Mercifully. The exhibition season has come to an end and the Lakers wind up with a miserable 0-8 record, following a 94-82 loss to the Sacramento Kings at Valley View Casino Center. They're the only team to go the entire preseason without a single victory
It never was about the won-loss record, though. It was about a revamped team learning each other's tendencies and getting ready for the grueling 82-game run that will determine seeding for the 2013 playoffs. If you go by W's and L's, prep time didn't go as planned.
Kobe Bryant would learn to play in the Princeton offense with Steve Nash, who would learn to play with Dwight Howard who would learn how Antawn Jamison will complement Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace. It was supposed to be a lot of things. It turned out to be nothing but a compilation of more questions than answers and an injury that could keep Bryant out of the season opener Tuesday night against Dallas at Staples Center.