LeBron James was the subject of some criticism during the Lakers game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night, with the King missing a couple of dunks and even selling some questionable fouls that outraged a lot of fans around the league.
One of the most commented topics of the night was LeBron and how he missed some dunks that looked easy for him, but he couldn't get the job done. At the end of the night, he was interviewed by his former teammate and friend Richard Jefferson, joking with the 2016 NBA champion that father time is catching up with him and he's already getting washed, just like a lot of people said last season about the King.
Jefferson: "I want to know, you've been missing quite a few dunks lately. Is everything okay?"
LeBron: "I don't know RJ. I really don't know man. I think the #WashedKing is really starting to catch up with me."
Then LeBron explained the Lakers shouldn't be letting teams --especially the good ones-- taking big leads like the Grizzlies did in the 1st quarter of the game, getting a 22-2 lead. He said they need to get better and RJ once again went after LeBron.
"Yeah, you definitely have to be better. I couldn't agree more."
The Lakers remain one of the best teams in the West with a 21-6 record, mostly thanks to LeBron's big performances. It's very understandable that he's tired now after playing in three straight overtimes and this man is 36. Now they have to face the Denver Nuggets, a big team that will try to take advantage of any weakness they see in the purple and gold.
LeBron has made it clear that he's not retiring anytime soon so if you think this is a sign of him slowing down, think again.