LeBron James seemed to have had enough with the Lakers loss to the Washington Wizards as he was seen leaving before the game ended.
The Los Angeles Lakers have had an interesting season to say the least. They started the season off hot, and sat atop the Western Conference with LeBron James putting up performances to further bolster his MVP candidacy, all while Anthony Davis provided the Lakers with the defensive versatility that any contending team yearns to possess.
However, as injuries started to pile up in TinselTown, the Lakers started to slip in the standings. Though they were able to remain afloat due to the incredible defensive schemes Frank Vogel had laid out for the team, it was clear that they required superstar help if it meant they needed a chance in the Playoffs.
With Anthony Davis making his return to play from his strained Achilles injury a couple games back, the Lakers looked in prime position to perhaps move in as a home-court advantage team.
This however, hasn’t worked out all too well, as they have lost 4 of their last 5 games, including a 116-107 loss to the Washington Wizards last night.
LeBron James walked out into the locker rooms before the horn sounded on the game.
As LeBron James got older and became an established superstar veteran in this league, he knew he had to lead by example. He has had a couple missteps along the way, such as in the infamous Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals where he was clearly infuriated with J R Smith’s blunder.
When it comes to last night, though it wasn’t as demonstrative as the aforementioned incident, LeBron James was heard loud and clear as he walked out of the Wizards-Lakers game with a couple seconds left on the clock in the 4th quarter.
LeBron heads out a little early…
… he’s seen enough. pic.twitter.com/eTNUMx2YNn
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) April 29, 2021
As any injured star would, it was expected of James to perhaps wait for his teammates on the court to exchange formalities with the Wizards before walking off the court to the locker room, alongside the purple and gold brigade.
Though Anthony Davis finally had a decent game where he posted up 26 points on 10-20 shooting from the field, the ‘King’ didn’t seem all too pleased with the way the game shook out. It’s tough for any team to contain a backcourt duo of Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal so James shouldn’t hold this loss all too close to his chest.