technically they had a 1/30 chance in winning. they were one out of 30 teams in the beginning of the season that had a shot at a championship.
I'm curious as to why they are brought up as the worst ever comparison and something that you don't want to replicate. I'm not sure how a finals appearance in the first year of a team coming together can be seen as such a failure and a thing that you don't want to happen. Didn't the exact same thing happen to Heat? They won in their second year together, but that never had a chance to do that, for a variety of reasons.
I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHY THE 03-04 LAKERS ARE BROUGHT UP AS A BAD THING ALL THE TIME, JM, CAN YOU JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION.