LeBron James Wants One NBA Employee Fired

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers isn't here for the play-in tournament, and as a matter of fact, he feels who ever decided it was a good idea should be fired.

James, who is never shy to voice his displeasure, chatted with the media after Sunday's loss to the Toronto Raptors and had this to say:

Whoever came up with that shit needs to be fired
As it stands right now, the Lakers are in a three-way tie with the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers between fifth and seventh place in the Western Conference. Whichever team occupies seventh at the end of the season will need to beat the eighth-place team to immediately progress to the first round of the playoffs.

The Lakers still have eight games left, however four of these games are against Western Conference powerhouses. It certainly makes these games a little bit more intense. James also wasn't happy this season when the NBA announced the start of the schedule, resulting in the shortest offseason in major sports history for the championship Lakers. James admitted back then he would taking some time off during the regular season, some way some how, and his latest ankle injury rehab gave him a chance to extend his break and prep for the playoffs. 

Only problem is James feels too many teams are now invited to the postseason. 

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