LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are on the brink of missing the playoffs after a promising season has been riddled with injuries and trade rumors that have deflated the team. There was never a hint that King James would become Kings James, but you never like to see your rival land one of the greatest players in the history of the league.
"The last few years, everyone's so accustomed to the losses that I'm just not accustomed to", said three-time National Basketball Association champion James, who joined the Lakers last July despite the team having failed to reach the play-offs since 2013.
After a bad loss to the New Orleans Pelicans over the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers looked to bounce back against the Memphis Grizzlies. That's what you want. "You want to feel like you're fighting for something".
Perhaps, the reporter responded, seeing the Lakers drop below.500 (29-30) and fall 3½ games behind in the race for the final playoff spot in the West was enough to know what's at stake, with 23 regular-season games remaining for the Lakers. "I just got to stay positive. And I felt like if we play like we did tonight, then we got to continue that consistent effort that will get us over the hump as we make this push".
LeBron James criticized his teammates after the Los Angeles Lakers suffered yet another setback in their bid to reach the playoffs. "Let's not try to run from it", he said. But the only thing that matters is the next game, the chance to redeem ourselves against New Orleans. "So that's where we need our mindset to be".
"I'm not saying LeBron isn't part of the problem but the rebounding was bad, Luke's rotations were terrible, and it looks like Kuz, Bron, and BI are the only ones who want to be in the playoffs", another wrote.
Since 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, Brandon Ingram has taken his game to another level in hopes of helping the Los Angeles Lakers end their five-year playoff drought.