Highly motivated as we head into the new season, LeBron James did stand out against the Suns, and not in a good way. In the middle of an attack, the King flatly refused to participate while his team was in great difficulty. Here is a sequence that will make people talk.
With a first loss against the Warriors earlier in the week, the Lakers had to provide a nice reaction this Friday night, when it comes time to find the Suns. Did they react? Yes, but not in the right way. Ask Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard, who had a big row on the bench during a time-out. To all this, we add the 115-105 defeat, again at home.
Crisis ? She may already be there. A healthy team that gets along really well can come down to loss, but they don’t come to blows. Something’s wrong in the locker room, and it’s up to the players, along with Frank Vogel, to fix this quickly. Otherwise, it should come as no surprise that this slump continues for a while.
LeBron refuses to play offensive action We have direct proof of this with LeBron James, who does not really give everything on the floor. In the third quarter, when his team is down 87-55, the King refuses to come in attack to help his teammates. He could have provided a tactical advantage as Cam Johnson, an opponent, was slow to come back on defense. Rather, judge the action that follows.
As Doris Burke simply asks: Why is LeBron staying behind like this? A problem ? No, not at first glance. It mostly looks like frustration regarding the level of his team, and the current result. An attitude that should not please the fans, but especially Vogel. It is clear that something is wrong with the Angelinos.
It is also abnormal to see the King let go like this in the middle of a game, especially when his teammates need him. We hope to have some answers during the press conference.