Concern is quickly rising for the L.A. Lakers. They’re 2-2 on the bubble, are having to play without two of their top point guards, and seem to be dealing with a mysterious off-court issue that LeBron James is not willing to disclose.
Amid all of these matters, the Lakers are also trying to fight for a win against Houston without their best player.
With LeBron on the sidelines due to a sore right groin, the team has looked lost and is currently down at half-time 65-56. On Twitter, many are using this game as evidence to show just how valuable LeBron James is to the team.
Can someone please explain what kind of offense the Lakers are running. It looks like they just met each other before the game.
— Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) August 7, 2020
Lakers are missing LeBron James (who is the most important to their team, they suck without him). Also missing Avery Bradley and Rondo
— Fan Club of the DJ Augustin Fan Club (@ClubAugustin) August 7, 2020
Of course, people began preaching about LeBron’s value and importance.
This game is why Lebron is MVP
— Figlish (@alexfig47927343) August 7, 2020
Others were just straight-up crucifying the team.
Absolutely disgrace performance. In all my years as a fan of this team, I have never seen a group of players so lazy and pathetic. I’m taking my fanhood to Washington where it looks like they know how to run a basketball team.
— Cornelius McKeg (@ALLCAPSftb) August 7, 2020
This is disgusting.
— LA (@labronlandNBA) August 7, 2020
The Lakers haven’t looked good to start the bubble and this game is revealing just how vulnerable they are without LeBron.
Needless to say, if the Lakers are to get far this postseason, they’ll need both their stars healthy and ready to go. Let’s see if they are able to turn things around these next two quarters…