Kenyon Martin BLASTS Lakers management for putting pressure on 39-year-old LeBron James

LeBron James is one of the best players to have ever stepped foot into the exciting world of the NBA.

Kenyon Martin BLASTS Lakers management for putting pressure on 39-year-old LeBron James

Kenyon Martin (Left) and LeBron James (Right)

Los Angeles Lakers superstar, LeBron James has been proving nature wrong with his age-defying performances this season. At 39, James is currently the oldest player in the NBA and is still playing a major role in the Lakers’ quest for another championship ring.

The LA Lakers’ last three games have seen James average 25.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 10 assists, showing the over-reliance on him. This act has made an ex-player come forward to speak up against what he sees as poor management.

The ex-player, Kenyon Martin on a recent Gil’s Arena podcast criticized the Los Angeles Lakers’ front office for allowing James to shoulder most of the team’s responsibilities this season. He acknowledged that they should have provided adequate support that would lessen his workload. He said:

Management - all of y'all are at fault. For not making moves, for not getting him another scorer, for not getting another guy that can take some of that load off, right? Go get you an offensively, aggressively wing that you ain't gotta worry about night in and night out if he gonna get his 17 shots up. They need somebody like that but they didn't do that so LeBron is stuck with this load that he has to carry at 39 years old.

The Lakers have performed well below expectations this season, struggling for consistency and a place in the postseason. Despite this LeBron James has demonstrated that age is just a number as he is averaging 25.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game.

Gilbert Arenas doesn’t believe LeBron James is a true Lakers icon

Former player, Gilbert Arenas is back again with another controversial remark. This time directed at NBA and Lakers superstar, LeBron James’s career so far with the Purple and Gold.

He argued, while speaking on the Nightcap show, that LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers will not be as great as past Lakers’ icons like Kobe Bryant or Magic Johnson, who spent the entirety of their careers with the franchise compared to him who achieved legendary status before lining up with the Lakers. He added:

LeBron was a rental for the Lakers' greatness, and that's just something he's gonna have to accept. His [scoring] milestones came in this uniform... but the legacy wasn't built here.

Although he has a point, it won’t be fair to discredit the role James played in bringing an NBA title back to the city. His legacy with the Lakers might be different but he will fondly be honored and remembered when he decides to retire.

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