The L.A. Lakers are at a crossroads after being eliminated from the NBA Playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 by a score of 106-90.

Immediately following the game, the uncertainty regarding the team’s future became apparent.

For a franchise that views winning an NBA championship as the only evidence of a successful season, it’s unacceptable for the Lakers to lose in the second round two years in a row.

Click continue to view five intriguing questions regarding the Lakers.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents music, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.