Because LeBron James has spent a greater number of years in the National Basketball Association (NBA) than he has outside of it, he is able to recognize when a team is performing poorly in basketball, particularly when that team is his own.
He stated it in a sad attitude that was becoming increasingly typical following the team’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at home on Friday night, which was 127-113. “We suck right now,” he added. “I have to show up and punch my card, stay positive, and try to lead and inspire on the floor,” he stated in response to a question about what he needs to do in order to get the team back on track.
All of these things are necessary. On December 9, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers to win the first-ever NBA in-season tournament held in Las Vegas. This victory allowed the Lakers to take home a banner for the first time this season.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been on two separate losing streaks of four games each since their 123-109 triumph. Their overall record is 3-10, with two of their victories coming against the Spurs and the Hornets, both of whom are ranked last in their league.
“Everyone keeps bringing up Vegas, but it was just two games,” according to James. “We took care of that business, but it was literally just two games.”
If the season were to conclude today, the Los Angeles Lakers would not be able to participate in the postseason at all because they are now two games below the.500 mark and a half game behind Golden State for the 10th seed and last play-in place in the Western Conference standings.
It should come as no surprise that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has begun to raise concerns regarding the job security of head coach Darvin Ham in the wake of this terrible run. However, Ham confirmed to Dave McMenamin of ESPN that he was not concerned about it prior to the loss that occurred on Friday.
“My governor, Jeanie Buss, the boss lady; our president, Robert Pelinka — we’re all aligned,” according to Ham. It seems that I am in a good position, as long as they do not say it. In addition, I am aware of how they feel about me and the circumstances that we are currently facing.
Even though Ham may still feel secure for the time being, it is quite possible that he will not feel comfortable for very long if he and the Lakers do not begin to rack up wins in the near future.
Each and every season for James and fellow superstar Anthony Davis is a championship or bust, and they are clearly getting closer to the end of their careers than they are to the beginning of their careers. If Ham is unable to stabilize the situation in a timely manner, James and the Lakers will look for someone who they believe can.