The Los Angeles Lakers have the second worst record in the league, and rank either last or second to last in the league in offensive, defensive, and net efficiency. Fans who have been spoiled by the 16 championships the franchise have won have higher standards than how poor the Lakers have been the past three years. On Tuesday night, some fans at Staples are letting the organization know about it with a chant that was previously used after Mike Brown was fired and then to mock former Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni during the team's lottery bound 2013-14 season:
A handful of fans started a brief "We want Phil!" chant. Lakers trail Sacramento, 82-66.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 21, 2016
The Lakers are in the midst of a poor game against the Sacramento Kings, and it sounds like the people who paid to watch the team are getting tired of the team's poor play. However, to be fair to current head coach Byron Scott, this current group of Lakers might be slightly better under former Lakers head coach and current New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, but they would still not be a playoff team.
Additionally, the chances of fans getting Phil are slim-to-none. The legendary coach seems happy in the executive suite continuing to rebuild the Knicks around Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony. Whether the Lakers move on from Byron Scott before the end of the season is still to be determined, but most reports have stated that the much-maligned coach is still likely to at least be allowed to finish out the season.
Fans are frustrated, but for now they are going to have to sit tight.