LeBron James should probably think twice before complaining to National Basketball Association officials about Russell Westbrook getting a borderline call his way. Is it time to panic yet in Lakers land?
Being without James comes at a treacherous time in the Lakers' schedule, as they will play the Thunder - the No. 3 team in the Western Conference - followed by the No. 4 Rockets and finally the No. 1 Warriors in the span of five days.
The problem with relying on one superstar to lead the team is that you place all your eggs in a basket, and when the basket, or player in this case, can not perform, your team collapses as a result.
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The Thunder beat the Lakers, 107-100, in Los Angeles in their first matchup on January 2.
The Lakers are due to face Golden State at home next Monday, before taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 24.
The clock is ticking once again for the Los Angeles Lakers and the pressure is only getting worse with the Los Angeles Clippers now holding the sixth seed in the West. Los Angeles is only 0.5 games back of the Utah Jazz for the eighth spot in the west. Since then, however, it's been a rough go of things for the Lakers without "The King". In this picture, Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans smiles during a 121-117 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2019. The greatest example of this has been Kyle Kuzma, the oldest of the aforementioned core, who recently dropped 41 points against the Detroit Pistons, however this outstanding offence has not been kept up by Kuzma as recently he only scored 11 points against the Utah Jazz and 16 against the Chicago Bulls.
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The likes of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have all been mentioned as players that could be used in the trade package to land the Pelicans power forward.
"That was a really nice, big win for our group", Lakers coach Luke Walton said.
The Lakers have lost seven of their last 10 games, which three-time National Basketball Association champion James has missed due to a groin injury. This is a major alarm for the Lakers if that's the case. A lot of people predicted Los Angeles to make it to the playoffs this season.
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