The Los Angeles Lakers have a few games left on their schedule and some fans have started panicking. The team lost to the Toronto Raptors and someone is really frustrated. LeBron James lashes out for a reason and we really understand him.
The Lakers are tied with the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers at 36-28. They really need to be careful about their games.
Here’s how the play-in tournament works:
“At the conclusion of the regular season but before the first round of the playoffs, the team with the 7th-highest winning percentage in each conference will host the team with the 8th-highest winning percentage in a Play-In Game (the “Seven-Eight Game”). The winner of the Seven-Eight Game in each conference will earn the No. 7 seed.
“The team with the 9th-highest winning percentage in each conference will host the team with the 10th-highest winning percentage in the “Nine-Ten Game”. The loser of the Seven-Eight Game will host the winner of the Nine-Ten Game in a Play-In Game, and the winner of that game in each conference will earn the No. 8 seed.”
LeBron James lashes out for a reason
LeBron has a special opinion about the current situation. He is not really worried about the standings.
“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,” LeBron said. “Or if we end up in that playoff, whatever that thing is. Whoever came up with that s**t needs to be fired.”
The Lakers have a really tough schedule and they have to win more games. Only one contest is not part of a back-to-back sting. Seven of nine games are against teams that sit well inside the playoff picture.
LeBron left the game in the fourth quarterback didn’t return to finish the game. He is out with ankle soreness. The same soreness that kept him out for 20 games.
The Lakers are playing against Denver on Monday. We don’t have much details on LeBron’s status.
“The plan is to see how I feel and go from there,” James said. “The most important thing for me is to be healthy and be at full strength when it really matters.”
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.