LeBron gives another take on Lakers' woes after another bad loss

The Sports Report Le Bron James has the answer

The Sports Report Le Bron James has the answer

"I can not do this, '" James said according to ESPN. After losing to the Pelicans on Saturday, James questioned his teammates' sense of urgency and commitment to winning.

With the Lakers now sitting in 11th place in the Western Conference standings at 29-31, LeBron James says his team is still in a good place, despite their recent struggles. "I'm playing devil's advocate, you know?" James responded. "Not you".

"The last few years, everyone's so accustomed to the losses that I'm just not accustomed to, "James told reporters".

"So you got to be comfortable with being uncomfortable".

"I like where we are today", he continued minutes later.

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With the spotlight firmly on the Lakers, who face the reality of missing the playoffs after sitting fourth in the West prior to LeBron's 17-game absence due to injury, James said that any players letting distractions affect their play were on the "wrong franchise".

Elsewhere, James Harden ended his 32-game streak of scoring at least 30 points as he finished with 28 in the Houston Rockets' 119-111 win against the Atlanta Hawks. Just come and do your job. "We're the ones that are going to make things happen or not, so we can't let outside distractions get in our way". That's what you want.

Rondo has gotten worse every game since the Christmas day rout of the Warriors. "You want to feel like you're fighting for something". Keep knocking on the door. With his ability to get a steal and pressure the offensive point guard and then push the pace for us, get into our early offense.

Lakers coach Luke Walton lauded his team's "effort and togetherness", and also suggested that the disappointment from the loss was necessary to dwell on between now and their next game on Wednesday hosting those same Pelicans that just beat his team.

Afterall, the Lakers had missed the playoffs since the 2012-13 season and LeBron had not missed the postseason for the past 13 years, so it seemed like the Lakers fans were definitely in store for some kind of success this year and beyond.

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