James Issues Stern Warning to Lakers Team
We knew it would be a matter of time before Lebron James went from being patient to, oh, not so patient. And that’s the point of being in a 2-5 position after 7 games.
It took just two weeks and five losses, but LeBron James is starting to get pissed off and he’s not going to be polite any longer.
After talking patience ever since his arrival in LA, that virtue has finally worn thin for James following a 124-120 defeat at Minnesota on Monday night that dropped the team to 2-5.
“We talk about patience but you can’t have reoccurrence of the same thing,” James told reporters. “If you are doing the same things over and over and over and expecting the same result then that’s insanity.
“So we have to get better. We can’t keep having the same mistakes over and over.”
Defensively, the Lakers have been unable to get stops when needed in virtually all of their losses. Preventing the opposing teams from going on scoring runs has been an issue, as has holding onto late leads. The Timberwolves were allowed 20 offensive rebounds on Monday and got to the free-throw line twice as often (30 to 15) as the Lakers.
James knew he would be leading a building project with an eye on the future when he switched the Cavs for LA, but he’s sick of losing with such frequency and has no interest in seeing the early-season trend continue.
“You probably don’t want to be around when my patience runs out,” James added. “I’m serious.”