James said he was too tired to play. Skip: You look energized on fast break dunks

2022-06-23 0 By

The Lakers hurt the hearts of their fans again today when they visit Portland.The team lost, 107-105, to the now-rebuilt, crippled Portland Trail Blazers with Jamie on the court.The loss left the lakers humiliated and fans more disappointed with their performance.Although James scored 30+ points again, he still could do anything on the offensive end.Bryant added 17 points and five blocks, but didn’t take a shot or even a free throw in the final quarter after shooting 8-of-11 from the field.The two superstars still couldn’t help the team win.”I’m the point guard and I had six turnovers, and that’s not allowed,” James said. “I took a lot of responsibility.But because of the back-to-back matches, I feel very tired now, and I feel the same way on the court, which will definitely affect my performance.I just want to go home and have a good sleep.”James’ interview led many Lakers fans to express their frustration, because if they were tired from back-to-back games, the Blazers were also going through back-to-back games.Many fans felt James didn’t lead the way a team leader should, especially on the defensive end, where he missed a lot of guys again.Skip James, the No. 1 player in the United States, did not miss this opportunity. He said at the first time, “There is a reason for lebron’s passive defense, because he admitted that he was tired.But I wonder why you look so energized during fast-break dunks, not exhausted.”Skip’s comments were clearly a dig at James’ lack of action on the defensive end.The lakers’ loss had a direct bearing on their defensive intensity in the second half, as their turnovers and lack of defensive focus allowed opponents to seize opportunities.If the lakers continue at this pace, they could be headed for another losing streak.