He’s sick of his team losing, he’s sick of putting his all into game after game only to see the Lakers fall short, he’s sick of being the hardest-working guy on the squad.
And he’s also sick of talking to the press about it.
LeBron James will not be speaking to reporters tonight after the game, according to the Lakers.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 15, 2022
James chose not to speak with the media after Monday’s defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors.
It’s obvious that he has finally reached his breaking point – but will the Lakers continue to disappoint him?
Blown Out Again
Monday’s loss to the Raptors wasn’t that shocking considering the team has been losing badly all season.
But this game got under James’ skin in a big way.
King James had two different on-court outbursts during the game, one where he was seen cursing and yelling at his teammates and another when he furiously spiked the ball at Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes.
James was obviously upset about the game and it’s having a serious impact on his attitude.
Despite his anger, he still had a great night: he put up 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Talen Horton-Tucker had 20 points but every other player was under the 20-point mark.
It’s more than just the lack of points from his peers that is upsetting James.
They aren’t playing with enthusiasm or intelligence, they are sloppy and fumbling and constantly making bad plays.
James isn’t perfect – he makes mistakes too – but he’s growing very frustrated by a squad that is consistently falling down and quite literally dropping the ball.
The sad truth is that the Lakers aren’t changing any time soon so James needs to get ready for more of this in the weeks ahead.