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Uncomfortable questions begin for L.A.

Updated: May 9, 2011, 11:53 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

DALLAS -- Blue-and-white ThunderStix in the hands of the fans decorated the occasion, rather than green-and-white confetti falling from the ceiling. The hardwood floor was simple bleached maple instead of parquet. But this Los Angeles Lakers era died in Dallas on Sunday the same way it was born in Boston three years ago:

With a blowout so embarrassing it made you question everything about the Lakers -- their heart, their talent, the makeup of their roster, their, well, everything.

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