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Wild Twitter reactions on Lakers’ 0-5 start: Eliminated from Playoff Contention

The memes were brutal on a game where the Lakers actually played better
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LeBron James & Los Angeles Lakers

The L.A. Lakers suffered another defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 102-111, and are now 0-5 to start the season, while the internet trolls got in on the meme party on Twitter.

The Lakers lost another game this season

Despite a better effort by Russell Westbrook, who finished the game with 18 points, 3 assists, and 8 rebounds, the Lakers still couldn’t find a breakthrough against Minnesota, led by Rudy Gobert’s monster double-double of 22 points and 21 rebounds. It was also the first time Brodie agreed to come off the bench, breaking his streak of 1,007 straight starting appearances, which was good for 3rd longest active stretch in the NBA.

LeBron James contributed 28 points and 7 rebounds, while Anthony Davis didn’t play due to low back tightness. Gobert took full advantage of the situation in his absence and destroyed the Lakers’ interior defense. Only two other Lakers scored in double digits aside from Westbrook and James, with Austin Reaves and Troy Brown adding 12 each.

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The 0-5 start is a first in James’ illustrious career. He had never been here before, and the slide could continue in their next games unless Coach Darvin Ham devises a plan to get the most out of his bench players. It is also the first time for the L.A. Lakers to open a season with five straight defeats. The team is in shambles, and Twitter isn’t about to let this one slide with brutal memes.

Twitter memes on the 0-5 Lakers

Some were claiming the Lakers had already lost their chance at the postseason.

This one attributes to the team’s shooting woes on a night they actually shot the ball better.

L.A. is ahead on rebounds and had more points in the paint but what killed them were the 22 turnovers.

Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter following another Lakers loss:

It’s another sad loss for the Purple and Gold, but hey, the haters are having a field day on Twitter. As they say, when it rains losses, it pours memes. 

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