LeBron James, the all-star power forward of the Los Angeles Lakers, recently made comments about the team’s failure to acquire Kyrie Irving. LeBron James is still making headlines in the NBA and continues to prove that age is just a number.
At 38 years old, he’s still putting up impressive numbers of 30.0 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, and 7.1 assists per game for the Los Angeles Lakers. But LeBron’s recent comments about Kyrie Irving raised some eyebrows and sparked some speculation about his relationship with his teammate Russell Westbrook.
"Definitely disappointing… We had an opportunity, it didn't happen… we finish this season strong & try to get a bid into the postseason where I feel, when healthy, we can compete with anybody."
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LeBron recently expressed his disappointment about the Lakers’ failure to acquire Kyrie Irving, saying he was upset that the team was not able to land “such a talent.” With these comments, many believe that LeBron threw Russell Westbrook under the bus, implying that he wanted him traded instead.
Reporter Tomer Azarly noted that this is something he hasn’t seen before and that LeBron will still have to play the rest of the season with the player he wanted to be traded.
This raises questions about the impact this will have on the Lakers’ locker room and the relationship between Russell Westbrook and LeBron James. It’s important for the two superstars to come together and avoid any conflict if they want to make the playoffs and have a successful postseason run.