The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat with a 95-80 win. LeBron James led the team to the big win against his former team, and the Lakers are now 7-1 on the regular season. So, why do doubters still call him a washed king?
Well, the king of basketball talked
about this and his self-motivation.
In Tuesday’s 118-112 win over the Chicago Bulls, LeBron recorded his third consecutive triple-double. Right after that, he replied to a tweet about the great success with “#WashedKing.”
Mark Medina of USA Today wrote that
LeBron actually wrote this to push himself to be even better. Yes, that’s how
he motivates himself. LeBron is extra motivated to put himself in a position
where I know I belong. His personal motivation is to be great on the floor.
LeBron has been the best player in the
basketball in the past eight games. His 26.0 points, 10.5 assists and 7.8
rebounds per game make him a great candidate for the MVP award.
King James missed 27 games last season
due to a groin injury. The Lakers finished a terrible 37-45 campaign with the
team. That’s when he was hit with a huge dose of criticism. People kept saying
that he is washed up.
The conversation was really intense when
it came to LeBron’s effort or perceived lack thereof on the defensive side.
Maybe LeBron’s struggles last year can be attributed to his
health and a supporting cast that didn’t really fit alongside him. The 34-year-old
future Hall of Famer is playing his best
basketball of his career and there’s
an army of Lakers fans saying
that that a championship is possible.
The signing of
Anthony Davis has really
taken some of the pressure off the
king’s shoulders, and the
former Pelican hinted to that by saying he and LeBron try to work in a duo as much as possible. Davis
said he and LeBron are really trying to lead together. They are on the floor and talking to those
players. They communicate every timeout on what they want to do and what they
see on the floor and start from there.