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What's wrong with the Lakers?

PER Diem: March 31, 2010

Updated: March 31, 2010, 2:35 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
LakersJoe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Lakers don't look like a shoo-in to repeat anymore after losing two of their last three games.

Reading the tea leaves in Phil Jackson's potential return to the Los Angeles Lakers after this season has been a popular pastime in recent weeks, but in focusing on that storyline, it seems we might have buried the lead.