the real problem with these Lakers is their softness. the Lakers should be delivering punishment, with elbows knees and even fists if needed, technicals be damned. it’s not about hurting the other teams, but teams know that the Lakers will flinch if the game gets rough. the Lakers need to be dishing instead of taking and they may need to do it for months. other teams shouldn’t feel this comfortable. no layups, even if it means ejection. period. i mean, if you’re going to be called for fouls, they might as well count.