Former NBA champion and Hall of Famer Paul Pierce has opened up about how he feels the situation is for the Lakers led by LeBron James. The Lakers are really messed up their teamwork and gameplay are all proving it. In the recent game where the Raptors dismantled the Lakers, the struggle by the team was seen clearly, despite LBJ who was still trying to bring the team back on track but things didn’t go his way and instead, he faced the most frustrating match of the season.
Paul Pierce couldn’t stop himself from reacting to the Lakers’ embarrassing loss against the Raptors as he took things to Twitter and tweeted, “The spirit of the Lakers is broken Lebron gotta score 50 fa them to have a chance.”
Pierce’s statement feels completely right as the Lakers have won only two games out of nine after the all-star week, wherein in both games LeBron has scored more than 50 points. So, when he claimed that the Lakers are broken his statement, isn’t far-fetched at all because the Lakers are totally dependent on four-time MVP and we know that it’s impossible for James to score 50 in every game so this leaves the LA-based franchise in a lot of trouble.
Lakers led by LeBron James are struggling to keep pace for play-in spot this season
The Lakers were considered as the biggest contender for the NBA championship this season but they have been unable to gain any momentum in their campaign so far. Despite the big efforts by King James the Lakers are still not making any progress and are stuck in the play-in spot.
Their loss has also damaged the situation within the Lakers squad as the players are not at all hyped to win the games they are just waiting for the season to get over which even Dian Woike wrote in his Los Angeles Times report.
“The vibes in and around the team, as you’d expect, aren’t great.
Multiple conversations with staff members and players have included the some version of the phrase, “at least there’s only a month left” — not exactly the kind of message you hear from a group with realistic visions of playing until early summer.
No, the Lakers at their core have to know that they’re not good enough. LeBron James, as important of a barometer as any, has said so. After losing to Milwaukee earlier this season, he was clear about the team not being on the Bucks’ level.
After being swept by the Clippers in their season series, James said their city rivals were a better team. After losing to the Rockets, he clearly stated that the Lakers don’t have any margin for error against Houston — a team that’s 32 games below .500 with their eyes on the NBA lottery.”
The hope for the Lakers is getting deemed with every loss they are currently facing and there is no doubt that if the Lakers lost 3 to 4 more games from the remaining matchups their play-in dream will surely get broken.