LeBron James Calls Out Lakers Teammates After Blowout Loss

LeBron James returned to the hardcourt for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday as the team battled it out with the Boston Celtics. The Lakers ended up getting pounded 130-108, losing their third straight and wouldn't you know James didn't hold back his comments after the game.

James spoke to Dave McMenamin of ESPN and had this to say:

We damn sure need to play better, no matter who is in the lineup. We have our system, and we need to obviously fast-track it and get better with it so we can play, no matter who is out on the floor, we can play at a high level. ... There's no level of panic. But there should be some sense of urgency anytime we take the floor.

This loss moved the Lakers to under .500 on the season and it's becoming a tense situation for the team as it appears they lack some serious chemistry. They've been inconsistent regardless of who is in the lineup healthy and you can't blame James for being ticked off.

As per the game notes:

Los Angeles scored 38 points on 61.9% shooting in the opening quarter and led by as many as 14 in the first half. However, the team shot just 41.3% from the field the rest of the way and were undone by another poor third quarter as the Celtics outscored the Lakers 33-21 in the frame. Boston made 50% of its field goals and scored at least 30 points in each quarter. The Celtics' 130 total points were a season-high for a Lakers opponent. Los Angeles led the Association in defensive efficiency in 2020-21 but rank 18th through 17 games this season.

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