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Forget Lakers' woes — these SoCal teams' seasons were memorably bad

Forget Lakers' woes — these SoCal teams' seasons were memorably bad

As brutal as this season has been for the Lakers, who are on pace for one of the worst records in the 55-year Los Angeles history of the franchise, it could be a lot worse. Kobe Bryant and (Bad) Co. are nowhere near as dreadful as that Clippers club that won a mere 12 games in 1986-87. These Lakers haven't left a trail of unpaid bills and broken promises, as the Los Angeles Express football team did during its frightful and final 1985 season. Players haven't staged a mutiny in an effort to overthrow Lakers Coach Byron Scott like those deans of dysfunction — the 1999 Angels — did in an attempt to oust their manager. And the Lakers probably won't pack up the...

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