WASHINGTON — Why, yes, the Los Angeles Lakers’ season could get worse than a shoddy showing in Detroit.

The Lakers fumbled away a 21-point lead to the sorrowful Washington Wizards in a 106-101 loss Wednesday, and that was only the beginning.

Andrew Bynum admitted to “loafing around” on the court. Coach Mike Brown critiqued Kobe Bryant’s shot selection. Bryant didn’t seem overly thrilled by that.

Welcome to the Lakers’ 2011-12 season.