Will the Lakers Make the Playoffs? A Review

A look back at the Lakers' season through the lens of preseason predictions—especially my own.

On October 4th, 2018, Tim Bontemps wrote in the Washington Post:

One thing that few, if any, are saying about the Lakers is that they will miss the playoffs for a sixth straight year — and see James go from making eight straight NBA Finals appearances to whiffing on the postseason entirely.

But that is precisely what we are saying will happen — yes, even after we watched James go supernova and lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals again.

All hail the Bontemps-tradamus.

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