For all we know, LeBron James could be right.
After all, he’s closer and more inside it than anyone. Maybe, the Los Angeles Lakers do have problems off the court and that’s why they have played like hot garbage during the NBA’s Orlando Bubble restart.
Still, it’s hard not to think that LeBron accomplished his mission when he opened up to a reporter the other day about the team’s lack of rhythm on offense. The target? His own team.
“It’s just some things that you can’t control that’s here, that I really don’t want to talk about, that’s off the court,” James said. Enter a reason many star players over the years have elected not to play with James when given a chance in free agency. None bigger than Kawhi Leonard. He would have been on easy street had he joined James and Anthony Davis.
Instead, Leonard picked the Los Angeles Clippers who have NEVER won jack.
It didn’t make sense to some. For others, it was obvious.
While some consider James to be the G.O.A.T., no one else gets any credit when he wins. But his teammates usually end up being the scapegoats when he loses. And James has lost more Finals sets than any regular-season MVP in NBA history. James is an unimpressive 3-6 in the Finals.
James, 35, has a great chance to win a championship this season. If the Lakers don’t win, remember this nugget LeBron planted. Many of his minions will go back to this as the reason why, and not put it on LeBron.
Without elaborating on what ails the Lakers, folks can only guess what James is talking about. Worse, reporters and analysts can