Like many others, Lakers superstar LeBron James is disappointed in his team’s current state. Currently, the Lakers sit 7th in the Western Conference with an underwhelming 10-11 record.
Their record worsened as they fell to the Kings in a three-overtime thriller last game. Understandably, LeBron and company had some thoughts regarding the loss and its effect on the team’s morale.
“Listen, we’re all disgusted at losses. That’s the way it is. But also at the same time, you’ve got to stay even keel throughout the whole process and understand that we can get better from our losses, we can get better from our wins. We, obviously, would not like to be one game under .500 a fourth into the season. But we know we’ve got more room to improve — got a lot more room to improve.”LeBron James
James is right. With their current record, the Lakers have an uphill battle to fight if they even want to retain their playoff spot. Challenging for a title would be an even harder task at this point in the season.
Despite having fellow superstars Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook on the roster, the team often relies solely on LeBron for offense, a move that hampers the team’s overall performance.
Contrary to LeBron, Davis had a slightly more curious explanation for the Lakers’ recent struggles.
“We’re the Lakers, so any team we play, it’s gonna be a grind. Everybody wants to beat the Lakers, [me] , Bron and Russ, and Melo … it’s evident that any time we play a team and the guys who’s struggling from three or struggling the field or whatever have great games against us.”Anthony Davis
Although the season thus far seems like a lost cause for fans who expected a Lakers title charge, the majority of the team’s games lie ahead. If the problems still persist by the postseason, then fans have a real reason to be worried.