‘B*tch Made*: LeBron James Draws Criticism After Leaving Lakers vs Bulls Game Early to Tweet

Published 11/16/2021, 8:30 AM EST
Oct 27, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) watches the game from the bench during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Paycom Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


Can we label their bout against the San Antonio Spurs as mere luck? It certainly looks like it because they were no better when playing against the Chicago Bulls tonight. The Los Angeles Lakers had to face another embarrassing defeat at the hands of their opponents which led their record dropping to 8-7. In fact, LeBron James, who has been on the sidelines supporting his teammates despite not playing, had also had enough of the humiliation and did not watch the match to the end. Just his mere absence had fans going bonkers on Twitter.

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LeBron James is fed up with his team losing

Every time the Lakers win a game, fans hope that this will be the end of their misery. Unfortunately, they’ve hardly been able to maintain a good enough winning streak in LeBron James’ absence. And nothing different happened when they played the Bulls and lost 121-103.

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After sustaining an abdominal injury while playing against the Houston Rockets on November 2, Bron hasn’t played a single game. His absence in the last seven games has had some heavy consequences, as the purple and gold continue to pile up losses. Even when they win a match, they’re unable to keep up the same consistency in the next.

And once Anthony Davis was ejected, the Lakers had lost all hope of a comeback. Russell Westbrook had 25 points, Talen Horton-Tucker had 28, along AD’s 20 points weren’t enough. As per Mark Medina, “LeBron James has seen enough. He heads to the locker room while the Bulls have a 114-88 lead over the Lakers with 5:18 left.”

Naturally, Bron’s disappearing act did not sit well with the fans, who relentlessly trolled him on Twitter.

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Lakers lost to players they thought they didn’t need

The Lakers crossed paths with some of their former teammates Alex Caruso and Lonzo Ball, who have seemed to have found a much better footing in their new team. Lonzo’s 27 point performance paired with DeMar DeRozan’s whopping 38 points sealed their victory.

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The Bulls’ incredible trio has had a hot start to the season, and the Lakers were their most recent victims. However, the question looming over everybody’s head is whether the LA team is regretting letting go of these players they once had.

Nov 15, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) and center Dwight Howard (39) in the second half at Staples Center. The Bulls defeated the Lakers 121-103. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In fact, DeMar DeRozan, a native of Compton, has also shown keen interest in playing for the Lakers before. But it seems like they were too busy building a super team that is of coming of no help to them as of now. This has to be a big wake-up call for them. If they don’t get their act together, Bron’s return, no matter when, will not be able to repair the damage that has already been done.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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