The LA Lakers’ loss to the Phoenix Suns in game one of the NBA Playoffs was a hard shot to take for LA fans. LeBron James was also a bit shaken up due to taking a hard fall. Then absolute chaos erupted.

The Lakeshow is frustrated right now as the Suns pulled ahead of them in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. During the fourth quarter, LeBron took a hard foul. He missed a free throw, but was then hit by his good friend Chris Paul while trying for the rebound.

They say you always hit your friends hardest, and that shot from Paul proved it. LeBron even showed true sportsmanship by checking on Chris Paul while he hurt his shoulder eariler in that same game. Things are different during the game, especially with so much on the line.

LeBron James went down after taking that shot, and then Alex Caruso got the ball and a foul was called. Caruso then got into it with Suns guard Cameon Payne as they tried for the ball. This resulted in a shove by Montrezl Harrell to Payne. Coaches and referees had to separate things from there.


Caruso and Harrell were given technical fouls for the Lakers after that. Payne was called for two different technical fouls and ejected from the game. It was quite a chaotic scene, but LeBron James stayed out of the melee and in the game.

LeBron James was shaken up after taking that hard foul, but the real action took place right after that. Thankfully, he was able to stay out of the situation. King James also dusted himself off and stayed in the game after taking that hard spill.

Now the Lakers will have to refocus and come back at the Suns to correct the start of this run through the NBA Playoffs.

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Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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