Sifting through the rubble in L.A.

Updated: May 16, 2003, 1:52 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
It has been awhile since we've seen Shaq and Kobe sitting on the bench, looking up at the scoreboard with that forlorn look of defeat in their eyes.

Derek Fisher struggled to fight back the tears. Robert Horry hung his head in disgust. Mark Madsen's bright smile had disappeared along with the Lakers' chances at a four-peat.

Ding Dong, the undefeatable Los Angeles Lakers are dead.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer