One LeBron James gesture drowns Darvin Ham in criticism from Lakers faithful

As the Los Angeles Lakers once again go through a rollercoaster season, the storm of criticism has found its focal point at a particular individual, and that is none other than team’s head coach, Darvin Ham.

The Lakers, despite a marvelous 134-110 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, still remain ensnared in the clutches of mediocrity even after having seated at the ninth spot in the Western Conference. But it isn’t the standings that’s causing a stir; but a particular moment during the 4th quarter that stirred the Lakers’ fans into a frenzy.

LeBron James’ timeout call inundates Darvin Ham in criticism

During the recent match-up between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers, King James and his teammates established a comfortable 23-point lead against the Blazers with just over six minutes remaining on the clock. At this point, any NBA faithful fan would anticipate a probable substitution for LeBron James.

However, instead, the crowd witnessed James, who felt deserving of a breather, initiating a foul. Surprisingly, when the expected substitution never materialized, he opted for a timeout. The Lakers’ Twitter sphere erupted with critiques that were aimed at the Lakers’ Head Coach, Darvin Ham. Faithful fans expressed their dismay by questioning the reason of having a coach in the first place.

A fan, witnessing the ‘uselessness’ of Ham’s coaching, humorously commented, “His hands were busy in his pockets.”

Despite the storm of criticism, King James showcased his dominance during the game by leading the team with 28 points for a blowout win. However, the highlight was more focused on his decision to take matters into his own hands.

LeBron James’ Lakers chapter potentially coming to conclusion

LeBron James, the ageless living legend of the NBA is currently finding himself at a crossroads in his illustrious career with the Los Angeles Lakers. As the Lakers navigate through this bitter stretch, thought provoking questions about LeBron’s future in the purple and gold echo quite loudly.

On the latest episode of Hoop Collective podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst hinted at uncertainties, suggesting that LeBron might continue playing beyond the current season but possibly not with the Lakers. “I don’t know what’s gonna happen with LeBron in 2025. I feel like LeBron’s going to play next year, but I don’t know if it’s going to be for the Lakers,” said the journalist.

Despite the combined efforts of James and Anthony Davis, the team continues to struggle in the Western Conference, raising concerning doubts about their ability to recreate the success of the previous year’s conference finals run. This uncertainty stems from a $51.4 million player option, providing the 19-time All-Star player with the opportunity to explore free agency.

However, the main question centers on whether the Lakers can avoid rock bottom and secure a playoff spot or not. As the Lakers grapple with the on-court challenges and trade rumors flooded in the NBA atmosphere, LeBron James is standing at a critical point, trying to balance legacy, team loyalty, and the pursuit of yet another NBA chapter.

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