The Los Angeles Lakers misplaced to the lowly Phoenix Suns on Saturday night time, in impact including a number of shovelfuls of dust to any grave being created for playoff hopes. The defeat moved L.A.’s file to 30-33 and they’re presently four.5 video games behind the crosstown Clippers for the No. eight spot within the West with solely 19 video games remaining.
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Historians disagree. However present consensus is, yeah, the primary 12 months of the Los Angeles LeBron James experiment goes to be a failure.
James helpfully turned all subtext into textual content late within the third quarter when he casually inbounded the ball off the again of the backboard for a turnover. Look, this might occur to anybody however it’s normally an indication that focus has gone out the rearview window.
If a man did this in pickup, you may suppose twice about enjoying on his workforce the subsequent run.
So, yeah. In brief, issues don’t appears good for James and the Lakers. It’s decidedly a really dangerous factor when headlines proclaim a workforce is on the lookout for solutions three/four of the best way via a season.
There’s hope, although. This entire rope-a-dope bit may very well be a type of viral advertising for Area Jam 2. If I do know one factor about youngsters’ sports activities films, it’s that the protagonists at all times face lengthy odds earlier than prevailing.
Are you able to think about the excitement if James turned this squad round? That’s the way you create a buzz in Hollywood.