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What's wrong with the Lakers?

The defending champs have dropped five games in a row (PER Diem: April 12, 2011)

Updated: April 12, 2011, 12:21 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
LakersJed Jacobsohn/Getty ImagesAfter playing lights-out ball following the All-Star break, the Lakers are stumbling into the playoffs.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- If there's one player to ask about how to beat the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, it isn't LeBron James or Kevin Garnett or Derrick Rose or any of the league's other superstars.