All is not well in the land of the Los Angeles Lakers, and it looks like LeBron James has a word or two about that.
A day after losing 110-99 to the Denver Nuggets and falling to 0-4 on the season, the Lakers star posted a video of himself playing in the game and reading a sign : “How long can you be wrong. …”
Of course, social media posts from James are new. He has released many over the years and there may be a story behind this story. Reading this latest news James doesn’t want fans to underestimate his greatness, but the context is what matters here.
As we said before, the Lakers are 0-4. Not just the playoffs, but the playoffs last year. They didn’t trade their flash of a point guard in Russell Westbrook, but they did deal with a supporting cast that didn’t fit James. They’re already looking like one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in NBA history, which is no surprise.
The Lakers were a disaster, even though James averaged 25.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game at age 37. Even after his brutal career with the Nuggets, he is on track to have one of the best seasons the NBA has seen in his career.
James’ long-term tenure with the Lakers has been in question for years now, even after he signed a two-year, $97.1 million extension this summer (and that’s when his son Bronny to the NBA). It’s not hard to see another disappointing season in Los Angeles related to those plans, even if he helped lead the Lakers to where they are now.
If a player says he shouldn’t be underestimated when he’s playing well and the rest of the team isn’t, you might want to pay attention, especially if he has a track record of gossiping and job change.
This could be the start of a losing streak, considering the Lakers won’t face a team below .500 until the Sacramento Kings on November 11th, seven games from now. .