The Los Angeles Lakers have recently lost to the Indiana Pacers 104-111, and there is no doubt that this was a game that they should have won. This was certainly a disappointing loss for a team that was looking to build momentum.
LeBron James once again had a fantastic performance putting up 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists. While LeBron James clearly did a lot for the team, there's no question that he simply did not get enough contributions from the rest of the roster.
Lakers fans were clearly angry at the loss, and there's no question that they lost to a worse team. Some even claimed that the Lakers should trade LeBron James out of respect.
LeBron James has recently apologized to Lakers fans and promised that the team would perform better, and while they did beat the Utah Jazz, they simply haven't been able to get two wins in a row. It definitely doesn't look good for the team right now
Hopefully, we see the Los Angeles Lakers perform better in the future. There is no doubt that they should be better than they are, but they have often played subpar defense and haven't beaten teams that they should have, which is the reason for them being in the hole that they are currently in.
Some have suggested that a trade could help the Los Angeles Lakers get back on track. While they likely won't have the ability to make a big splash, the Lakers have been linked with some solid role players such as Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic and Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets.
A team with a superstar like LeBron James could still make a run, though the prospects of that look bleaker by the day. Perhaps we'll see Anthony Davis return soon, and that might become the catalyst for improved performances in the future.