The Los Angeles Lakers gave away thousands of white towels to their fans Sunday, and the unintended symbolism became devastatingly appropriate.
The Lakers started the season with a loaded roster and championship aspirations. They finished with Kobe Bryant leaning on crutches and Dwight Howard getting ejected while their patchwork lineup staggering through one last blowout loss.
Wave the white flag. Throw in the towel. The Lakers’ tumultuous season is finally finished.