Is LeBron James The Problem For The Lakers?

  • Published: 08 March 2019
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  • Mark Bengson
    Mark Bengson  2 weeks back

    he better retire he has a gametruma becos of what happen to Gordon hayward his defensive awareness is gone.

    • Peter Rodriguez
      Peter Rodriguez  3 weeks back

      Yes. Next issue.

      • old school gamer
        old school gamer  3 weeks back

        Eat shit Lebron. Your not the greatest. Jordan is and always will be.....

        • Happy Deaths
          Happy Deaths  4 weeks back

          If they hire a wise and old coach I think Lebron MIGHT do some defense.

          • queen bee
            queen bee  1 months back

            Great analysis on Lenotmyfault..Dude is trifling as FUCK

            • David Meza
              David Meza  1 months back

              Duh 🙄 of course!

              • The worlds greatest Spy SpysDontDie

                Lonzo ball is also part of the problem

                • aaa2782
                  aaa2782  1 months back

                  I love how he said “ has he ever been a magnet to superstars ... he hasn’t just acquired via trade

                  • Joseph Macias
                    Joseph Macias  1 months back

                    Trade LeBron for Bradley Beal, another guy n a draft pick🙏

                    • dillion shropshire
                      dillion shropshire  2 months back

                      That's just sorry defense son...flat out.

                      • Michael W
                        Michael W  2 months back

                        look everybody has been on LeBron James nuts treating them like royalty since high school whatever happened to shut up and play the game and try not to get too caught fire on the under

                        • XxKo0loxX
                          XxKo0loxX  2 months back

                          Remember: Walton wanted to keep Randle. That's all imma say.

                          • Pool Soup
                            Pool Soup  2 weeks back

                            XxKo0loxX Because it’s common sense? He’s still a bad coach

                        • Alex
                          Alex  2 months back

                          Yes he is

                          • NPC 54327
                            NPC 54327  2 months back

                            He's garbage on and off the court. Needs to be brought down a peg or two... Not in bball.. he'll never be Jordan.. I'm talking about getting that smug look knocked off his face.

                            • GreaterGood510
                              GreaterGood510  2 months back


                              • Jonathan Reed
                                Jonathan Reed  2 months back

                                Yes, LA is a dumpster fire, but you left out on an important point: it was LeChoke who made all the awful the personnel decisions that ultimately ruined the team, including getting rid of the coach. Now, they're getting Tyrone "I got stepped over by Allen Iverson like a little bitch" Lue to run the circus...

                                • mansonlamps
                                  mansonlamps  2 months back

                                  Here come Lebron fans accusing him of hating! Hating Lebrons defense is accurate though.. but I played college ball at a small d2 school in Missouri and I text my old coach frequently during the nba n college season n asked him to watch Lebron on defense to see what his take was maybe I’m blind or just hating,... he said the man just quit playing defense n is more worried about staying back and snatching a rebound from a teammate to fill the box score than get down on offensive end n get a easy bucket or get the defense out of position..he said Lebron has basically given up on defense

                                  • DeAndre Page
                                    DeAndre Page  2 months back

                                    Coby White or Darius Garland still available to be drafted by the Lakers for 3-pointers would be a dream come true. 😀😀😀

                                    • TheNamesDitto
                                      TheNamesDitto  2 months back

                             effort huh? He was decent

                                      • jessie fabillar
                                        jessie fabillar  2 months back

                                        Lebron the goat that make teams worse.

                                        • Ron Chua
                                          Ron Chua  2 months back

                                          The fall of the king.

                                          • muku muku
                                            muku muku  2 months back

                                            i smell first time big trade in history of nba. :)

                                            • BrightBlue FierceFlame
                                              BrightBlue FierceFlame  2 months back

                                              Lebron and Carmelo

                                              • gyleake
                                                gyleake  2 months back

                                                Really not understanding how any announcer/fan would call LBJ the "king"...unless you are talking about LBJ being the "king" of - 1. no defense, 2. selfishness, 3. padding personal offensive stats, 4. blaming others, 5. choking in critical moments, 6. over-hyped, 7. narcissism, 8. horrible leadership.

                                                • Kevin Rabina
                                                  Kevin Rabina  2 months back

                                                  Lebron is a xity character. No good leader and cant guard all position those medias keep spouting.

                                                  • Mardie Tooks
                                                    Mardie Tooks  2 months back

                                                    The problem is Queen James,Queen James,Queen James get that fake,overrated,NBA brat the hell out of L.A. better yet get that fake bitch out of the league,bitch done fucked up the whole damn NBA.

                                                    • Bill Davis
                                                      Bill Davis  2 months back

                                                      Lebron 100% the problem

                                                      • tim w
                                                        tim w  2 months back

                                                        if your organization caters to lebron, he will only destroy it. i am a laker fan and i hate seeing him here. he is destroying my organization. geez

                                                        • 34stzoo
                                                          34stzoo  2 months back

                                                          What i don't and never will understand is why do the media cover up for him. There's talk about Lebron needing help to win championships. If you looked at every team Lebron been on and I see high quality players on every team.... But when he loses a finial series, it's all he didn't have any help! He's suppose to be the BEST player in basketball and he can't win with his current team! Michael had Pippin, but MJ helped Scottie to be the player he was, FACTS! And the rest of the team were role players. Kobe, after Shaq left, got Paul, and a bunch of role players and won a few more rings. San Antonino, is a role playing team and we know what they did to the Heat. Golden State, only picked up KD and their a home grown team.
                                                          As great as Lebron suppose to be he can't do it without have two or more all star players on his team!
                                                          Side note: Michael Jordan would not played on the same team with Reggie Miller, Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, or Lebron James in their prime. He rather compete against them then win a ring with them.

                                                          That's what GOAT do!

                                                          • Alton Kaulaity
                                                            Alton Kaulaity  2 months back

                                                            the lskers became the cav.expansion team by running the diva lefloooer offense n she dont play defense...

                                                            • Brian Kearnaghan
                                                              Brian Kearnaghan  2 months back

                                                              Lebron's got his mind on politics again. He's working on setting up a Political Action Committee for Hillary to run in 2020. Although, I think there is a slight chance that he will become a "Closet Republican" after discovering that the taxes in LA are a lot higher than Cleveland. The Lakers are gonna be paying Lebron $41 million in a year that he will turn 37. Just wondering who is the highest paid 37 year-old NBA player right now? Vince Carter is pretty good for his age, but I think he is playing for chump change compared to Lebron's contract.

                                                              • Lakers 805 Sapien
                                                                Lakers 805 Sapien  2 months back

                                                                And fire Luke Walton

                                                                • Lakers 805 Sapien
                                                                  Lakers 805 Sapien  2 months back

                                                                  Dod hes Gunn have on the lakers Irving

                                                                  • XM Trevor
                                                                    XM Trevor  2 months back

                                                                    How Can He Become a Goat If He Turns On Playoff Mode On And It Didn't Work But Kobe,Jordan And More Goats Are Always On Playoff Mode 👊🏼💪🏼 He Aint No Goat...

                                                                    • Curtis  Thomas
                                                                      Curtis Thomas  2 months back

                                                                      Hes a beta male thats why

                                                                      • Thousand Nations 1 Soul
                                                                        Thousand Nations 1 Soul  3 months back

                                                                        Bron bron

                                                                        • wachira david
                                                                          wachira david  3 months back

                                                                          If LeBron is the problem Lakers would have made the playoffs the last 3+ years

                                                                          • Kensanity TV
                                                                            Kensanity TV  3 months back

                                                                            Is that your second GOAT Behind MJ? ew

                                                                            • kram twain
                                                                              kram twain  3 months back

                                                                              In my opinion, Yes...absolutely!

                                                                              • A Google User
                                                                                A Google User  3 months back

                                                                                He is the problem in the LEAGUE
                                                                                Soft,Self Proclaiming Bitch,.

                                                                                • Fruit cake
                                                                                  Fruit cake  3 months back

                                                                                  Don't say it, just prove it. who's the real GOAT. CHeck this out.

                                                                                  • Qidong John Liang
                                                                                    Qidong John Liang  3 months back

                                                                                    It is confusing that Luke Walton insists on having fake "small ball line up" and asking LBJ to def hard and attack hard on both end. This is ridiculous when LBJ already lost weight to get back to SF after resigning to Cavs in 2014. LBJ somehow is realistic when the situation is not under control. I will say some games LBJ should try harder on def because he still has the ability to lock down the match up opponent. But I still blame Luke Walton for his awful coaching techniques.

                                                                                    • sychosnare
                                                                                      sychosnare  3 months back

                                                                                      lost weight to get rid of his steroid use i agree

                                                                                  • Laker Logic
                                                                                    Laker Logic  3 months back

                                                                                    LeBron is an independent contractor...

                                                                                    • David Ahyew
                                                                                      David Ahyew  3 months back

                                                                                      U bet

                                                                                      • Whiy
                                                                                        Whiy  3 months back

                                                                                        Lakers lose because if you notice when he is at the cavs he’s doing like he is the point guard but now lebron just doing more assist than leading some points to win

                                                                                        • jpin0002 jpin0002
                                                                                          jpin0002 jpin0002  3 months back

                                                                                          Duh. Bitch needs to retire as the greatest loser of all time. The most finals losses ever lol.

                                                                                          • 650grancoupe
                                                                                            650grancoupe  3 months back


                                                                                            • Ivan Duarte
                                                                                              Ivan Duarte  3 months back

                                                                                              Looks like magic n the other dude were hiding from being embarrassed by the team they out together. Lol. Far in the corner.