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Unthinkable! The Lakers' thrill is gone

We're halfway through the NBA season. Do you know where their buzz is?

Originally Published: February 20, 2012
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

No Phil Jackson.

No Lamar Odom.

No Chris Paul (wink).

A lingering hangover from the sweep by Dallas in last season's playoffs.

No Ron Artest.

No return to form by Pau Gasol.

No more Brian Shaw on the bench.

Very little contender talk. …

Damn.

Could this be the end?

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