The Lakers lost their last game at “Staples Center” against the city rivals the Los Angeles Clippers and Skip Bayless is on LeBron James straight away.
NBA had two spectacular Western Conference matches at the same time Saturday night, with the Warriors and Suns battling it out in Chase Center and the last battle of LA in Staples Center before it’ll be renamed to Crypto.com Arena come Christmas.
The Clippers took on the court after losing a game against the Sacramento Kings who were blown out just a day before that by the LeBron-less Lakers.
LeBron James started this game after testing negative for COVID-19 multiple times. Although he had a decent comeback game posting 23 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals, he was not able to kill the game when they had the chance.
Skip Bayless calls out LeBron James as Lakers lose it to struggling Clippers
LeBron’s biggest hater was on his back as soon as the game finished. Fox Sports analyst Skip Bayless called out the 4-time MVP as Clippers sealed a close game 119-115 thanks to Luke Kennard’s dagger three with 38 seconds to go.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 4, 2021
While Lakers consistently struggled from beyond the arc throughout the last quarter, they never stopped shooting. Kennard and the Clippers closed the game which was looking like slipping away from them as the Lakers were trying to make a late comeback.
It was Kennard’s second made three, he also scored another just a possession earlier with 1:12 remaining on the clock. Marcus Morris Sr. put the game to bed with his off-the-board three as King James and the Lakers kept missing shots every other possession.
Talen Horton-Tucker (0/4) and LeBron James (2/8) were the main culprits for taking the Lakers’ otherwise decent shooting performance down. Even Russell Westbrook shot 2/2 from downtown.
While they cannot put a stop to their 3-quarter thrashing, the Lakers must come up with a better approach for their offense rather than just keep bricking it from beyond the arc. Otherwise, King James and Co might shoot themselves out of Playoff contention. They are again on .500 and sit 7th in the West.