03:23 PM ET 01.23 | The Los Angeles Lakers limp into Memphis for a Wednesday night game hoping to end a 7 game road losing streak. With all the distractions going on with the Lakers, it will be hard getting a win. Trade rumors, lack of chemistry and a lack of defense, puts the Lakers in critical condition and just two or three more losses from being terminal. It???s hard for the Lakers fans to believe what there seeing. For me watching every game this season I???m wondering if this is the start of the decline of a team that over the past 6 years has played in the championship tournament 3 times. This team has too much talent to be under 500. Howard is leading the NBA in rebounding. Kobe is in the best shape that I???ve seem the in since 2008, and is among the top scorers in the league. Metta is in the best shape I???ve ever seen him in since coming to LA. Pau the last couple of games has played very good basketball. Nash is starting to get in the groove. But there steal losing, steal struggling. Lets cross our fingers and see if the Lakers limp back home with at lease one road win, or come home on a stretcher.