“LeStats Has No Heart”: Lakers Twitter Erupts As Video Of LeBron James Giving Coaching Tips To Pacers’ Bench Surfaces

Published 01/21/2022, 10:31 PM EST
Jan 4, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts against the Sacramento Kings in the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a rough season so far. Failing to find a rhythm, luck has not been on their side. However, the one major positive for the purple and gold is the way LeBron James is playing. The 37-year-old is playing at an MVP level and has not let his age get in the way. However, fans were not happy with some of his actions in the recent loss to the Indiana Pacers.

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LeBron James was coaching the Pacers bench and Laker fans were furious upon seeing that.

Jan 4, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts against the Sacramento Kings in the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The King has been the sole performer for the purple and gold unit. He has been consistent and is delivering every single night. However, when it comes to team success, the Lakers have failed on that front. So with the game slipping away against the Pacers, LeBron took some time to coach the opposition.

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LeBron James makes Laker fans angry

The Lakers blew yet another double-digit lead in their loss to the Pacers. After winning the first quarter, the purple and gold outfit did not take a single quarter. LeBron put on a great fight. However, on one of the possessions, he was seen giving the Pacers bench some tips. Likewise, the Laker fans did not like it.

Like many other times this season, James was the only pick of the players once again. His consistency this season has been unreal. However, with injuries looming over the Lake show, the King does not have the ideal supporting cast around him. Hence, the Lakers have come up short on multiple occasions this season.

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The purple and gold team came out strong, taking a 14 point lead at one point. But things started going downhill from there. Despite all that, they had the lead to in the fourth quarter. However, Pacers’ Caris LeVert stole the show as he scored 22 of his 30 points in the final quarter alone.

LeBron James had yet another 20 point game in the losing effort against Indiana. The defense has been a big worry for the Lakers, and that hurt them against the Pacers. Lacking size, Indiana dominated the paint and scored on a regular note. From there, LeVert took over in crunch time and gave the Pacers an emphatic win. With so many problems, the Lake show needs to make some big moves before the trade deadline.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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