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Lakers fell far below expectations

Injuries and chemistry issues derailed the season early and often

Updated: April 29, 2013, 4:01 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLA.com

The San Diego Sports Arena is called something else these days. A casino bought the naming rights to the old place, put a few new signs up and repackaged it as a modern concert and entertainment venue. Never mind that the seats inside hadn't been changed out in a decade or two. Or that the locker rooms were so small, only half a 12-man basketball team could comfortably get dressed at the same time.

Its best days are clearly behind it. But when the shows are good, people generally forgive ...

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