An injured Anthony Davis and a 37-year-old LeBron James couldn't carry a team, and Russell Westbrook couldn't consistently mesh with his new teammates

The Los Angeles Lakers were built to win a title this season. The Lakers were eliminated from the playoff race after a 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night

Due to an ankle injury, James sat out again, while Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and Davis added 21. “We just didn't get it done,” Carmelo Anthony said

It was clear that Westbrook, Davis, and James' health was a concern all season. With knee and foot issues, Davis has only played half the season

The Lakers and the James-Davis-Westbrook trio could make another run together next season, but it's unclear whether they'll want to

Even a month ago, it appeared that the Lakers had time to regroup, get healthy, and make a run in this year's playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers have lost seven straight games and must now play three more games with no chance of making the playoffs

When the Lakers won the championship in 2020, the playoffs were held in the Florida bubble, thanks to Vogel's leadership