Skip Bayless is baffled at the fact that LeBron James isn’t playing right now and calls him weak as the Lakers are currently in the play-in.
The Los Angeles Lakers are currently in the midst of enduring a rollercoaster of a season. With their two superstars in LeBron James and Anthony Davis being sidelined for extended periods of time, the Lakers faltered down to the bottom few seeds of the Playoffs. The only semblance of hope for them was the fact that they’re defense remained dominant due to Frank Vogel’s schemes.
The Lakers did however, have their team at near full strength with both James and Davis back in the lineup a week or so ago but fell to both the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors; both of whom are non-Playoff teams on the outside, looking in.
This resulted in the Los Angeles Lakers middling and falling to the 6th seed. In a crucial game against the Portland TrailBlazers a few nights back, LeBron James missed his second straight game due to right ankle soreness. The outcome of this game would send the lose one game back of the 6th seed and decide the tiebreaker between the Blazers and the Lakers.
Skip Bayless goes off on LeBron James for not playing against good teams down the stretch.
Like clockwork, Skip Bayless took to Twitter to ridicule LeBron James for not suiting up to play alongside Anthony Davis and his teammates in games down this home stretch of games. Every loss from here on out is a matter of whether or not the Lakers enter the play-in tournament or not. Skip finds it, “weak” on James’s part to remain sidelined during such a crucial time for the LakeShow.
Hard to believe LeBron James, the most durable superstar ever, STILL isn’t playing. Keeps ducking all the tough games (after getting embarrassed in his 1st 2 games back vs Sac and Toronto). Now he’ll probably wait for the easiest remaining game, Houston at home on Weds. Weak.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 10, 2021
Looking at the way the 4x champ has been having to deal with ankle injuries throughout the entirety of the season, it’s no surprise that he’s not been able to take to the court as frequently this season. Many have claimed that we are currently witnessing the end of LeBron James’s tyrannical reign over the NBA, as he slows exits his prime and loses his durability.
Whether or not the ‘King’ is ducking tougher opponents in these last few regular season games, according to Skip Bayless, is true, remains to be seen. Perhaps it is merely a coincidence that is return will fall on the day of the Houston Rockets game. It would benefit the purple and gold immensely however, if he were to return now to help them secure a spot in the Playoffs.