The frustration for LeBron James continues to grow following the team’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers can’t seem to buy a break. Better put, this team continues to disappoint and the losses are starting to pile up. Such was the case on Wednesday night, with the team falling to Portland 107-105.
For LeBron James, his 30 points in 37 minutes of action wasn’t enough to help his team record a needed victory. Following the loss, James didn’t hesitate in letting everyone know what was on his mind: his bed and some wine.
LeBron James just wanted some wine after losing to the Trail Blazers
“I’m tired as hell right now,” James said after the defeat. “I just want to get some wine and get up tomorrow. I feel good about what tomorrow has in store, and we’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens as far as the deadline, but other than that, I’m kind of just focused on what we can do to be better.”
Lakers fans are not happy with general manager Rob Pelinka, as there was hope that the team would potentially trade for Buddy Hield. Instead, Hield was sent to the Indiana Pacers.
With the loss to Portland, Los Angeles is now 26-30 on the season, still in ninth place in the Western Conference standings. With a lineup that features James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis, no one expected the Lakers to struggle like this in 2021-22.
Yet, this group of players can’t seem to get into any kind of a rhythm. James is giving it his all to help the squad turn things around, but that challenge is proving to be more difficult than he imagined. While there’s still plenty of season left, the Lakers need to wake up and fast.