It’s not every day that LeBron James gets to be on the losing side of a game. Their recent loss to the Golden State Warriors might be a wake-up call this season. LeBron has now questioned the team’s roster after such a weak display in the game.
The Los Angeles Lakers chased the Golden State Warriors for most of the opening night. They lost to them 123-109 in part because of some terrible shooting. LeBron James, the star player for the Lakers, responded to his team’s troubles after the game in a very direct manner.
“I mean, I don’t know. I think we’re getting great looks and I think there also could be some teams giving us great looks. To be completely honest, we’re not a team that’s constructed of great shooting. And that’s just what the truth of the matter is. It’s not like we’re sitting here with a bunch of lasers on our team.”
The Lakers made just 10 of their 40 3-point tries, shooting just 43% from the field and 25% from beyond the arc. Although the Lakers had many nice looks from beyond the arc, they were unable to convert them. As the Warriors developed a sizable lead in the third quarter, it got very agonizing for the Lakers.
James made three of ten long-range shots, while Kendrick Nunn made six. They were the only players to successfully make several 3-point shots. The Lakers tried to increase shooting around James and Anthony Davis this offseason, but it’s obvious they still have work to do.
“You put in the work out on the floor when the cameras are not watching, then you trust it. … I put the work in here, so I live with those results. And if everybody is putting in the work, you live with those results.”
Darvin Ham, the head coach, wants to create a stable starting lineup to stop their recent struggles. The Lakers’ main concern right now is Westbrook’s position. Despite reports that he could sit out Tuesday night’s game against the Warriors, he actually started.
As they integrate their new roster, the Lakers have a lot to work out. James, Davis, and Russell Westbrook of the Lakers must perform excellently in crucial times.
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