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Goals unrealized: Lakers in review

From Spain to pain, L.A.'s season began with high hopes, then came crashing down

Updated: May 20, 2011, 1:03 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Where did it go wrong? It was a season that had such promise and ended in such pain.

How is it that the table for the Los Angeles Lakers season, set by coach Phil Jackson last July when he said, "It'll be the last stand for me, and I hope a grand one," was finally cleared when Kobe Bryant called it "a wasted year of my life" earlier this month?

Rather than being showered in championship confetti, which was the ending to the Lakers' last two go-rounds, they are ...

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