Legendary Coach George Karl Trolls the Los Angeles Lakers Roster

Published 09/04/2021, 1:29 AM EDT
Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel (right) talks to his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


Former Milwaukee Bucks head coach George Karl is regarded as one of the best NBA coaches of all time. However, he has never won an NBA championship in his 38-year-long coaching career. The Los Angeles Lakers eliminated his teams on several occasions. Apart from coaching in the USA, Karl has also had successful stints with EuroLeague giants, Real Madrid. He is one of the nine NBA coaches to register 1000 wins in the championship.

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Karl has coached several top teams during his coaching tenure. But, currently one of the most talked-about teams of the town is the Los Angeles Lakers. Frank Vogel, who guided them to the 2020 championship victory, currently coaches the Lakers.

Mar 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) puts weight on his injured leg as head coach Frank Vogel looks on during the second quarter at Staples Center. James was injured when an Atlanta Hawks player fell on his leg going for a loose ball. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Vogel’s Lakers have added many quality players to their roster for the coming season. With a monstrous roster like this, the Lakers are one of the top contenders for the NBA title in the coming season. However, George Karl has trolled the Lakers on Twitter.

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George Karl trolls Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter

George Karl quoted a tweet that mentioned the Lakers’ roster for the coming season. The Lakers roster is definitely one of the best in the NBA right now, but Karl wrote, This team is headed straight to the 2012-2013 NBA championship!!

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Karl’s tweet didn’t go down well with the Lakers fans, who then reacted to it. To everyone’s surprise, Dwight Howard was part of the Lakers roster for the 2012-13 season. Marc Gasol’s brother Pau Gasol was also a part of the roster captained by the legendary Kobe Bryant. The Lakers had an unreal squad that season as well, and they were touted as one of the contenders to lift the NBA title.

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To fire them to their 17th championship, Mike Brown was appointed as their new coach. However, ahead of the 2012-13 season, Mike adopted the ‘Princeton Offense‘ strategy. Unfortunately, after losing all pre-season games and posting a 1-5 record at the beginning of the NBA, Mike was fired.

Later, the injury-ridden Lakers managed to reach the playoffs as the seventh seed, but failed to go past the first round. San Antonio Spurs beat them 4-0.

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