This season's only five weeks old. It feels like five months for the Lakers.
The surprises haven't stopped, an all-encompassing peek including Kobe Bryant's rant at practice, his suggestion that Pau Gasol put on "big boy pants," Steve Blake's confrontation with a wealthy courtside fan, Steve Nash's never-healing left leg, a coaching change, Dwight Howard's woeful free-throw shooting, Gasol's aching knees and weirdly unacceptable losses.
On Tuesday, though, the Lakers offered their fans something that's no longer stunning.
They lost a road game.