With a loss against their same-city rival, Paul George-led Los Angeles Clippers in the Battle of L. A., the Los Angeles Lakers have lost their nine games in 11 matches this season, and rank at 14th place in the Western Conference. LeBron James’ 30 points and Antony Davis’ 21 points were not sufficient to stop the bleeding as they watch the Lake Show go on to be beaten by the Clippers with the score of 101-114 and are on a losing streak of four games at the moment.
King James Left the Game Injured
What is worse about this losing period is that LeBron James had seemingly hurt himself during the game, leaving for the locker room after having soreness on his left leg and groin. This happened when he was backing down Clippers’ star Paul George to draw a foul in the paint on the latter with less than five minutes of game to play. George committed his fourth foul as a result.
As Father Time continues to ring around James’ ears, pictures and scans will be performed tomorrow on whether LeBron would need more rests or he is healthy enough to play the Lakers’ next games. When asked about his feelings and thoughts over the game, he said, “I feel good, besides the injury. When I landed, I felt a little spasm or strain in my groin. Immediately I asked to come out on the next play down.” James had already sat out Lakers’ Monday’s away game against the Utah Jazz where the Lake Show lost in a blow-out win by the current leader of the Western Conference in NBA.
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Things Are Not Looking Good for the Lakers
It would be an understatement to conclude Lakers’ season so far as “Bad” even if they were not projected to be a title contender this season. But with a new coach Darvin Ham introduced to the team and Lakers finally have their own “Big Three” back healthy, fans would expect a better performance than being ranked at the 14th place of the Western Conference.
Rumours about trading for Russell Westbrook and Antony Davis have also been buzzing the NBA right now, and knowing how influential LeBron can be in trading for players, the Lakers will definitely find a way to trade their assets for more compatible players later this season. But until then, they would need to stick with the same group for now; Losing LeBron to injuries would be a huge loss for the Lakers to have any sorts of hope of bouncing back this season.
Who do you think the Lakers should trade for before the trade deadline looms?
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