NBA Twitter Destroys Lakers for Bench Struggles as LeBron James Carries the Offensive Load vs Grizzlies

Published 01/10/2022, 1:19 AM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate guard Austin Reaves (15) making a three point shot to defeat the Dallas Mavericks during overtime at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers have been a much-talked-about topic in the air after their match against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers had been on a four-game winning streak. During the first half of the game, the Lakers played well, but by the fourth quarter, they lost dramatically. Currently, in the Western Conference table, the Grizzlies occupy the fourth spot, while the Lakers have moved to the seventh. As a result of the last Lakers game, many Twitter users shared their reaction, particularly for LeBron James, who has carried the team.

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In making the Lakers win and leading them forward, LeBron James took the high road

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Memphis’ record of 28-14 extends their winning streak in this season. Even though Steven Adams and Xavier Tillman are out of the league due to the NBA’s health and safety program, the team has not let that affect their game as they look to improve with every match.

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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

In response to the game on Twitter, people started sharing hilarious reactions about James and how he held the team together and worked diligently to make the stand and win the game.  Since they are getting pressed by great teams like Memphis, the Lakers’ record raises questions among the audience, especially regarding their last performance, since they are considered one of the best in the NBA.

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It can be difficult for LeBron to make sure the team is performing to its best. Through a conversation he had after the game against the Atlanta Hawks, where the Lakers pulled off a tremendous performance, he explained how he feels about the Sunday game and the Memphis side.

“It’s big in the sense we want to continue to play good basketball,” James said. “And that is a team that is playing great basketball, and they’re above us in the standings. I feel like we had a win slip away last time we were in Memphis, but we want to continue to just play good basketball. We have that opportunity to do it Sunday against a very good team.”

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Do not forget to share your thoughts on how James has led the team and the Lakers’ recent performances, especially in this championship.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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