The disappointment of the shortcomings of the Los Angeles Lakers and their star LeBron James have gone hand in hand through the first 24 games of the much anticipated 2021-22 season. The King has missed half of the season due to injury, suspension, and a short stint in the NBA’s health and safety protocol. Just like the frustration from the team’s fanbase over their 12-12 start, James couldn’t keep his frustration off of social media when he was cleared early from a possible false-positive test.
🤔Something is REAL 🐠 🐟 🎣 🐟🐠 going on— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 1, 2021
Even though the Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings the previous game, the Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in a game where James struggled with his shooting to 9-23 from the field. After the contest, James discussed how the number of games he’s missed affects his rhythm via Yahoo! Sports.
“I feel like, obviously, before going to Sacramento I was getting into a really, really good rhythm,” James said per Yahoo! Sports . “Offensively, defensively, as a team, we were playing well. Those guys did a h-ll of a job winning that game. But for me, it’s been very frustrating, either dealing with the groin or the abdomen and then having to deal with the false positive that knocked me out a game and not being able to keep my rhythm.
“You go four straight days without touching a basketball or being able to get on the floor and then work, and I know how much I put into my craft on a day-to-day basis, I knew I wouldn’t have exactly what I needed for this game. But I was just happy to be out there.”
James and the Lakers look to regain their rhythm when they take on the Boston Celtics (13-11) on Tuesday night.