A day after Bynum claimed that the Nuggets would probably "fold," it was Bynum's team that wound up bent at the waist and taking the hard breaths of humiliation.
Believe it and weep. Despite having a chance to finish off the Nuggets on Tuesday, the Lakers elected to keep playing by not playing, keeping the battle alive by falling asleep.
It was embarrassing. It was discouraging. Perhaps more than anything, it was revealing.
If the Lakers are having this much trouble with a little drizzle, how are they going to handle the Thunder?
Despite leading three games to one and playing the outmanned and inexperienced Nuggets at Staples Center, the Lakers couldn't finish the job, losing, 102-99.