Daryl Morey Takes Veiled Shot at Lakers Star LeBron James

Daryl Morey doesn’t seem to agree with Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. LA is complete now, but players can’t really win games. Will the Lakers fall out of the top six seeds? If this happens, they will have to compete in the play-in tournament. This season, the 7-10 seeds have to earn their playoff spots.

The Lakers can easily take part in the tournament and LeBron used the opportunity to rip the league.

“It don’t matter where we land. That’s my mindset. If it happens to be sixth, or fifth, or whatever the case may be. Or if we end up in that playoff, whatever that thing is. Whoever came up with that s**t needs to be fired,” LeBron said Sunday.

The play-in tournament may not be fair. There’s a huge gap between the seventh and 10th seed. LeBron can’t fault the league for trying to make a change.

Daryl Morey is not a fan of LeBron James

One thing stands for sure. LeBron doesn’t like the play-in tournament. The Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey likes the plan. He took a shot at LeBron for the recent comment he made.

We all know that LeBron and Morey have a history. The four-time NBA champion accused Morey of not being “educated.” This goes all the way back to his comments about Hong Kong. Let’s just say that LeBron won’t play for a team that employs Morey.

The play-in tournament is a new thing. LeBron liked it before.

“So, we got Portland, we got Memphis, you got New Orleans that’s kind of [tinkering] and Sacramento tinkering around there,” LeBron said back in March 2020. “If there’s five or ten games left, why not [let] those guys battle it out? How bout just make them play each other all five games or all ten games? If [you’re] going to make the playoffs, why not play against the team in front of you or behind you to see who makes it?”