The Los Angeles Lakers lost their fourth game since Anthony Davis is on a break due to this foot injury. There is still no clear diagnosis of his injury, and his time of return remains a big question mark. Meanwhile, LeBron James is giving his all on the court. He consecutively scored 30-plus points to lose in the end eventually. Eventually, King James has shown great concern for the team. Still, no trick is helping to pave the way for the team. Now the question arises is, what will Los Angeles Lakers do? Keep reading to find out what he thinks about the team without AD.
LeBron Worried About The Team Without Davis
The Los Angeles Lakers are suffering greatly in the absence of their marquee player Anthony Davis. It was he who began revolutionizing the season for the Lakers in their bad time. However, the 29-year-old was soon taken to the sidelines because of his right foot injury. Recently LA lost against the Dallas Mavericks 123-115 in the Christmas clash. It was clear from the start that Hollywood would struggle without Davis. And LA has already lost their fourth consecutive game since Anthony left the squad hanging in the league. On the other hand, LeBron James displays nail-biting concern for the team without 9X All-star.
LeBron was supposed to take responsibility for leading the team in the right direction. However, it seems like it is a lot to ask from an athlete who is soon to be 38. In the post-game interview, LeBron James opened up about missing the center. He said they lost a lot of strength when Davis got injured and left the team. And making up for things that AD brought to the court will be extremely difficult.
But for the team, being King James is down to giving his all. And he did the same in the game against the Mavericks. The 37-year-old is clear about his goal to lead the team, but the results dont seem to happen. However, the big man scored 38 points and made 13 out of 23 shots which is a massive improvement in his shooting.
In the post-game, LeBron also mentioned his love for the game and how he is able to keep up. James keeps going despite seeing all the downfalls and having no hope of rising this season. His motivation might be to reach the top spot for the all-time scoring list this season.
“The Lakers Are Small,” Says LeBron James
LeBron James does not shy away from the opportunity to criticize his team in front of everyone. Although he spits facts, it can be overwhelming for the team in the dressing room. At the post-game podium, James said that their team was quite small in accordance with the height of the players. The 18-time All-star said, “It’s very challenging, at one point we had a lineup where Austin Reaves was our tallest guy on the court.”
However, the height was never an issue when Anthony used to clean the floor with opponents. Without the 6-foot-10 forward, everything in the team has become a problem. The Lakers have been bad at offense since the season began. But they are now the worst defensive side after Anthony’s injury. It looks like everything is going south for the Lakers, and there is nothing that LeBron James can do about it.