The Los Angeles Lakers won their preseason opener on Saturday, and players from last season's team remember the turmoil that began when they lost every preseason game a year ago.
"Our starters were getting a lot of minutes and we were still losing. After a while it was like, 'What's going on?'" Jordan Hill of the winless preseason in 2012. "Everybody thought, we even thought, that we had a championship team. But we didn't even win one preseason game.
"That's when everybody started putting their heads down and blaming others."
"We thought we were fine, even though we were 0-8. It was the preseason," Steve Blake said. "But it never really turned around."