‘It’s challenging for all of us’: LeBron James finally breaks his silence on a 4-game losing streak for the Los Angeles Lakers

Advait Jajodia
|Published February 26, 2021

LeBron James is emphatic about the Lakers’ season ahead, saying he doesn’t think this tough phase will define their campaign ultimately.

With All-Star Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroeder sidelined with injuries, the Lakers lost their fourth straight game. This was a blowout loss against the red-hot Utah Jazz.

With Utah having six players scoring in double-digits, they humiliated the defending champions 114-89. The last time the Lakers went through such a losing phase was back in December of 2019.

A disappointed LeBron James was asked his opinions on the team’s circumstances:

“It’s challenging for all of us, especially for some of our young guys. Some of our guys that haven’t been in this position before when they need to do a little bit more than what they’re axed in a normal situation.”

“Everyone’s just speaking about AD and obviously, that’s a big hit. But we also haven’t had Dennis as long as a stretch for a few games too. He’s a big piece of our puzzle as well. Everyone has been put in positions that they wouldn’t be put in under normal circumstances.”

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‘This tough phase won’t define who we are’: LeBron James

With Anthony Davis missing his 10th straight game this season, the pressure continues to build upon LeBron. He had a disappointing outing against the Jazz with only 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

James had previously also stated how he would embrace the challenge of playing without AD. In the postgame presser, the 17-time All-Star also mentioned that this disappointing phase doesn’t define the Lakers. He added:

“It’s always about staying confident, continuing to give my teammates the courage and the confidence out there on the floor and to make plays. It’s a tough stretch for us. But this won’t define who will be for the rest of the season and then for the long haul, that’s for sure.”

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Despite a poor performance over the last couple of weeks, the Lakers are comfortably 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a 22-11 record, 4.5 Games behind league leaders Utah.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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