The Los Angeles Lakers got blown out at home by the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night in a nationally televised game. It was their second loss since returning from the All-Star break and they have lost 14 of their last 20 games. It will still be shocking if they slide all the way out of the play-in tournament, but things are going badly enough right now that it's a real possibility. And the home fans are letting them know.
Things got so bad on Sunday night that multiple players were seen responding to the trash talk from the stands. One fan caught LeBron James engaging in conversation with some fans and then multiple players sitting on the bench were spotted talking to another group.
Trevor Ariza had to be restrained and Russell Westbrook told some people to go home. DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard and Avery Bradley were all seen turning their heads to see who was talking.
On top of all that, Stephen A. Smith had to go on First Take today and tell Lakers fans not to boo LeBron.
What an amazing turn of events from winning a championship just 16 months ago. This is what happens when you don't get to have a proper parade. Things fall apart quickly.