LeBron James admits Lakers have slim chances in the playoffs
LeBron James has been superb his entire NBA career, and one of his greatest feats is appearing in 9 NBA Finals, winning three of them himself. However, no matter how fantastic his stats are or how good his leadership is by leading former teams into championships, not even someone like him can bring the hopeless case of the Los Angeles Lakers into the playoffs.
With 15 games remaining and standing on a 31-36 win-loss record, King James admitted to ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin that he’s been feeling the same way everybody else does.
“It looks like our chances are slim to none after each and every game, and so many teams in the West are playing well,” he said. “So you try to get better, but this won’t be the last time I’ll be in the postseason.”
Even the g.o.a.t. himself seemed to accept the fact that he’ll miss this postseason, ending his eight consecutive appearance in the NBA Finals.
“Obviously, I would love for the team to be in the postseason,” James told McMenamin. “Even if I’m not part of it, the postseason I’ve always loved. But right now, it’s not the hand I was dealt, so you play the hand that you were dealt until the dealer shuffles the cards and you’re dealt another hand and can do that.”
Though the Lakers have narrow chances in the playoffs, James took this as a way to improve and develop the young guys in his team until the end of their season.
“They’ll get an opportunity to learn, and I get an opportunity to play with them, so we can take that out of it for sure,” James added.
The Lakers are set to face the Toronto Raptors on Friday (Manila time). (Janiel Abby Toralba)