‘Could Help Them Lakers Boys’: Former All-Star Reacts to Lakers Dropping to the Play-In Spots After Loss to Blazers

Published 05/09/2021, 7:10 AM EDT
Apr 22, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward LeBron James (23) speaks with teammates during the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers are clearly struggling this season. They have had to deal with multiple injuries to some of their key players in Anthony Davis and LeBron James for multiple games this season.

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While the Lakers do have AD in their starting five, they somehow haven’t been able to win games. An underperforming supporting cast and a tough schedule have played a major role in this. With only a handful of games remaining, the Purple & Gold are desperate to find some form.

Former All-Star Isaiah Thomas reacts to Lakers’ latest loss

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After a rather solid win against the Nuggets, the Lakers suffered a crushing loss against the Clippers in their next game. Coming into the game against the Blazers, the champions knew they had to win the game if they wanted to widen the gap between them and Portland.

While AD put on an absolute show with his 36 point performance, the rest of the side faltered and struggled to find the net. This was especially true for players like Kyle Kuzma and Wesley Matthews, who only scored a combined 10 points.

With a lackluster shooting display, the Lakers lost the game 106-101. Former All-Star Isaiah Thomas reacted to the champions’ latest loss. The former Celtics’ guard took to twitter and wrote that he ‘could help them Lakers boys.’

 

Even former Lakers’ guard Quinn Cook reacted to the same. Cook who was recently released by the Lakers replied to IT and wrote, “Man I feel you!! You ain’t the only one big bro!”

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The Lakers could use some firepower from the bench. While they do have players like Kyle Kuzma and Wesley Matthews. but both Kuzma and Matthews have been pretty inconsistent and sporadic in giving significant output to the team.

With a support cast who have been inconsistent, the champions now have to rely excessively on their superstars Anthony Davis and LeBron James. With Bron still out of the lineup, the champions will hope that players like Alex Caruso and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope step up to the plate.

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This will be essential for all the role players to finally gain some momentum and be ready for either a play-in scenario or the playoffs itself. Do you think the Lakers will be able to repeat this season?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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