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Before the start of this season the Lakers were seen as one of the top two favorites to win a championship this year. But the high expectations were crushed as the team failed to even make the play-in tournament.

StatMuse observed that by missing the playoffs the Lakers made history. They became the first number 2 favorite to miss the playoffs since the title favorites were first announced in 1984-1985.