LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Sacramento Kings on the highway Wednesday 134-120.
Kings forward Domantas Sabonis had 13 factors, 21 rebounds and 12 assists within the win. Kevin Huerter had a staff excessive 26 factors, whereas Harrison Barnes added 20 factors and eight rebounds.
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James led the Lakers with 31 factors and 11 assists. Thomas Bryant added 17 factors and 10 rebounds. Because the Lakers fell to 13-18 on the season, James confronted ridicule for his Instagram put up.
A seemingly innocuous picture confirmed James taking extra photographs earlier than the Golden 1 Middle opened. He captioned the picture, “The Man In The Enviornment” and credited the picture to one of many trainers he works with on a day-to-day foundation.
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Nevertheless, a more in-depth have a look at the picture confirmed that the “s” in Kings scratched out. The NBA famous person, who was dubbed “King James” earlier than he even entered the league, appeared to be taking the nickname factor a bit too critically and basketball followers took discover.
The Lakers have misplaced their final two video games and at the moment sit in thirteenth within the Western Convention as the true meat of the season will start on Christmas Day.
Since successful the championship within the bubble, Los Angeles has solely made the playoffs as soon as and misplaced within the first spherical. The Lakers did not make the playoffs final season and have the chances stacked in opposition to them to make the playoffs this season.
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James is acting at a excessive stage even in his twentieth season. He’s averaging 27.1 factors, 8.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per sport this yr.