An up to the minute announcement stipulates that the Los Angeles Lakers have ceased to performing official shootarounds, for the reason being LeBron James and Anthony Davis don’t want to take part in them.
“The Lakers, though, are averse to not only practicing, but shooting around on game days,” Vardon wrote. “They do have players who go to the gym to get up shots, but it’s voluntary and LeBron often isn’t there. I’ve gone so far as to say this whole situation, them having players gather in the mornings, but not call it a ‘shootaround,’ is done to skirt rules about media access. The Lakers do not agree. “‘LeBron James doesn’t want to do it (shootaround), Anthony Davis doesn’t want to do it. They kick ass when we don’t do it, so that’s it,’ said someone who would know.”
The concept of the morning shootaround dates back to the early 1970s, when former Lakers head coach Bill Sharman popularized the practice.
James said after the game, “I hope we made Kap proud,” according to USA Today.
“LeBron James on kneeling during the anthem to protest systemic racism: “I hope we made Kaep proud.” LeBron then explains his gratitude for the military.”
“Kap was someone who stood up when times weren’t comfortable,” James added, according to the Los Angeles Sentinel. “When people didn’t understand…it had absolutely nothing to do about the flag he explained that and people never listened. I did! We just thank him for sacrificing everything that he did.”
James’ defensive performance was spotlighted by clamping Leonard and George on the final possession of the game between the Lakers and Clippers!
More like fouling both players on these defensive sets! He literally hand-checked Paul George which is illegal in today’s game and he pushed off Kawhi Leonard! But he shut them down? This is why folks are contiually LeWarped by LeBron James’s LeMania!
LeBron James putback proves to be game-winner, as Lakers top Clippers 103-101.
Davis said afterward he thrives in those kinds of games — and he did again. His 34 points came on 19 shots, but he got to the free-throw line 17 times. He also was keen on the defensive end. The Clippers do not have a good counter for him (not that any team does).
“The LeOverwhelming evidence that HKHS has provided here is beyond LeObvious that once again, LEBRON JAMES TURNS THE ATTENTION AS ALWAYS INTO HIS PROVERBIAL LEFAVOR!” -HKHS