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When the absurd becomes amusing

With injuries to Howard, Gasol only their latest obstacles, all Lakers can do is laugh

Updated: January 8, 2013, 12:32 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Well, at least they tried.

At the very least, you have to say that for the Los Angeles Lakers.

All the dysfunction, drama and debilitating injuries that came after their landscape-altering trades for Steve Nash and Dwight Howard this summer, all that came after they did everything a franchise that measures itself by championships and nothing else should do.

After getting knocked out of the playoffs in the second round two years in a row, the Lakers went out and landed two future ...

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