The LA Lakers are currently not in a position where they can easily qualify for the playoffs.
They are 23-27, and four of their last ten games have ended in losses.
They still have a chance to make the playoffs because the season is not yet ended.
On the NBA's all-time scoring chart, LeBron James is just a few points away from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
but he also wants to win. While retiring with four titles is fantastic, adding another would be incredible.
The LA Lakers' prospects of making the playoffs this year are covered in detail in this article.
We'll check their timetable to see how far they can push things.
The Lakers now have the third-worst record in the Western Conference with a record of 23-27.
Despite how horrible this seems, they are actually not in a poor condition right now.
Despite their dismal record, the Lakers are only two games behind Utah Jazz, who are now in the final play-in berth.
They are also three games back of sixth place in the Western Conference, which would guarantee them a postseason bye.