As the Los Angeles Lakers flounder in the latter stages of the 2018-19 season, there appears to be some division between LeBron James and the organization.
When the context of the question was released, people realized James wasn't calling out his youngsters for being bothered by the trade rumors.
The Lakers' playoff drought has lasted since the 2012-2013 season when the team, led by Kobe Bryant, scratched and clawed into 8th seed, only to be swept by the San Antonio Spurs.
Coach Luke Walton, star forward LeBron James and the Lakers remain on the lookout for more help.
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Smith, however, pointed out the roster's deficiencies were well known when LeBron swapped Cleveland for Los Angeles last summer and that a fully fit James would have found a way around the problem.
"LeBron's camp is insisting on the front office signing Melo", a league source with knowledge of the Lakers told Robinson via text message Wednesday afternoon. "Even during the All-Star draft, he laughed about (wanting Davis to be his teammate)".
"Like, seriously, if you're distracted by playoff pushes out of all the stuff that's been talked about this year, nah", James said.
The loss prompted James to call out his teammates for "allowing distractions to affect the way you play".
Ever since the Anthony Davis trade saga, things don't seem to be right at the Lakers, with the young core having lost their zest and LeBron not leading them on as he should.
Andrew Sharp: I believe I said I don't see LeBron being on an above average defense for the rest of his career, just because of the way he's wired at these days in the regular season, and I think we're seeing that come to fruition. That's what you want. This is the effort you put into a preseason game with nothing on the line. "I never cried about it", O'Neal continued. "He's still - to me - I think he's pretty much still injured". It's just how I'm built.