LeBron James is having one of the most difficult seasons of his career. The Los Angeles Lakers are a team without an identity. James himself has admitted that the team has no chemistry. Russell Westbrook has been trying to figure things out. Members of the media have been hounding King James about his team’s performance all year.
Skip Bayless is one of the most well-known trolls in the mainstream sports press. Bayless is full of endless hot takes on any number of topics. LeBron James was his most recent target.
On this morning’s Undisputed with Skip and Shannon, Bayless unleashed on LeBron. Skip criticized his leadership. The controversial commentator believes LeBron has been avoiding his responsibility to answer to the media about the Lakers’ mediocre performance.
“LeBron: you are THE leader of the Los Angeles Lakers. When that loss happens, you have to speak, in part to protect your teammates. LeBron left his team to take shots at the podium that he should’ve taken first.”
If the playoffs started today, Los Angeles would barely qualify. They hold a half game lead over their crosstown rivals the Clippers. Every game is becoming a must-win situation.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is on the hot seat. The vibes at Crypto.com arena are starting to feel negative. Skip Bayless believes it falls on LeBron James to turn things around.
What do you think of Skip Bayless’ take on LeBron James’ leadership? Share your thoughts in the comments!