Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James’ latest Instagram post is eyeopening following the team’s 0-4 start to the season.
After missing out on the playoffs (and play-in tournament), the Los Angeles Lakers spent the offseason trying to improve their roster, while hiring a new head coach in Darvin Ham. Yet, the start to their season has been, well, bad.
On Wednesday night, the Lakers lost 110-99 to the Denver Nuggets to fall to 0-4 on the season. This is the first time that LeBron James got off to such a start through the first four games since his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-04).
Following the loss, James posted a photo of himself dunking with the caption “how long will you be taken for granted…keep going kid.”
LeBron James posts cryptic message after Lakers 0-4 start
Make of that what you will.
The Lakers are winless through their first four games of the season for a reason. They have the second-worst field goal percentage in the league (41.6) and the worst three-point percentage amongst all 30 teams (22.3). In terms of the three-point percentage, the Oklahoma City Thunder have the second-worst three-point percentage, which is 27.3. That is a whole five-percentage points.
In the aforementioned game against the Nuggets, James scored 19 points while shooting 8-for-21 from the field, dished out nine assists, and grabbed seven rebounds. James also led the team with a staggering eight turnovers.
This season, James is averaging 25.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 7.8 assists, while shooting 45.3-percent from the field and 25.7-percent from the three-point line.
James and the Lakers will look to get their first win of the season on Friday night when they take on the 3-2 Minnesota Timberwolves.