WATCH: Lakers’ Bench Has A Hilarious Response To LeBron James’ Messed Up Hair

Published 02/28/2021, 12:30 PM EST
Feb 26, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington (23) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers finally snapped out of their four game losing streak with a victory against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers, who were bolstered with the return of guard Dennis Schroder, put up an all-round performance for the win.

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The Lakers had a hilarious moment early in the first quarter. After the tipoff, the Lakers had the possession, and they soon had a turnover. Just after the turnover, the team’s bench informed their talisman LeBron James that his hair was messed up.

That was the only wrong step that the King had in the game, however. James, who was coming off of a disappointing run of form, was a man on a mission against the Blazers.

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In their latest win, James put up an all-round display with 28 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks leading the team in all departments. The champions are finally back to winning ways. They will face an in-form Golden state Warriors team in their next game and will look to maintain their winning form against the Dubs.

Can LeBron James lead the Lakers to a repeat?

While last season might have been challenging for James and Co. especially in the bubble, this season they face an even bigger challenge as they face a host of competitors who have become stronger.

While people expected him to take a break in the initial part of the season, the 36-year-old hasn’t missed a single game this season. Much of it is because of the multiple injuries to key players like Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder.

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Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel (right) talks to his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

With Davis out of the picture, James has taken up the offensive load for the team. He has led the team in minutes and has led them to a record of 6 wins and 5 losses without their second star.

The Lakers’ underwhelming results have raised multiple criticisms about the champions. But given LeBron’s performances in the playoffs, there is no doubt about how lethal this Lakers team can be.

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The champions might be losing some games right now, but with a healthy Anthony Davis and a charged up LeBron James, the Lakers will still be the favorites to repeat.

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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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