Brandon Ingram was LeBron James’ favorite Laker at the beginning of the regular season, but the king of basketball made a concerning admission.
If you ask LeBron, he will say that Ingram actually contributed to the Los Angeles Lakers’ defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
LeBron promised to win games wearing the Lakers uniform, but he did not get any help from his teammates in the 124-120 loss to the Timberwolves. The four-time MVP had 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, but Jimmy Butler did better in the game. Butler actually helped the team win this game, and his 32 points were more than brilliant. The Wolves ace made a three-pointer with 19.7 seconds left before the end of the game. Should we say more?
Ingram has just made his return to the team. He was suspended for four games after getting into a brawl with Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo. Ingram scored 24 points in the contest.
However, LeBron thinks that Ingram’s foul play affected the team.
“Well besides his foul trouble, he was another scorer and ball handler. He had a huge block in the fourth quarter on Jimmy [Butler] on his pull-up. He had some foul trouble which affected his play and affected our game,” LeBron said.
King James won two of the seven contests wearing the Lakers uniform. After the defeat, LeBron issued a final warning for his team, and we quite understand him. He came here to win games, and his teammates keep making mistakes.
“We got to get better and we know that. We talk about patience because we can’t have a recurrence of the same thing. Doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result that’s insanity. We have to get better and we can’t have the same mistakes over and over,” he said.