As the Lakers struggle to digest one of the most humiliating losses in recent memory, Skip Bayless proclaims their time is done.
Undisputed co-host and infamous LeBron hater, Skip Bayless believes it is over for the Lakers after their humiliating loss to the Phoenix Suns in game five.
The uninspired squad was hardly able to keep the Sun’s at bay, ending the first half of the game with a 30-point deficit, the largest halftime deficit for the star-studded franchise in 25 years.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 2, 2021
While the Lakers still have an opportunity to tie the series and force a game seven, LeBron James’s sub-par performance without support in the form of Anthony Davis, has left little hope for Lakers supporters around the globe.
With many fans and pundits rushing to put all the blame on King James it is important to point out the lack of support the thirty-six-year-old had from his teammates. Lakers guard Dennis Schroder seemed to have been completely out of touch as he finished with no points.
Kyle Kuzma was the only player other than James to score in double figures with 15 points at the end of the game. The Lakers seemed to have no answer for the impregnable defense of the Phoenix Suns who essentially dished out one of the most vicious beatdowns in playoff history.
What are the chances of the Lakers winning the series even with Anthony Davis?
It is no secret now that Anthony Davis is probably the most essential player on the Lakers squad with the way they have suffered in his absence due to a groin injury in Game 4.
Although AD was seen warming up during Game 5, experts believe it would be a foolish decision to let him on the floor in Game 6 as it could further worsen an injury that requires ample time for recovery.
While all these injuries could be attributed to the quick turnaround from last years bubble playoffs, there isn’t much that could possibly excuse the lack of chemistry and grit the Lakers displayed last night.
With LeBron James playing his 18th season in the NBA and the likelihood of playing a game seven with an injured Anthony Davis, it might just be time to bid farewell to this Lakers squad in the very first round of the playoffs.