“You Wanted His Bum A**”: NBA Fans Troll LeBron James and Russell Westbrook After Lakers Fall To Recovering Kings

Published 01/13/2022, 8:00 AM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Although the Los Angeles Lakers played well in the first half of their game against the Sacramento Kings, the Lakers’ poor defensive performance in the second half cost them. This resulted in the Kings winning by a score of 125-116 against the Lakers.

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Considering the Lakers’ history, this isn’t the first time they have lost because of their defense. By halftime, the players’ performance has decreased incrementally, as the Kings gave a strong performance. The early third quarter of the match appears to have been dominated by two-digit scorers. The performance of De’Aaron Fox, who led the team up to 29 points, was especially outstanding.

On Twitter, NBA fans trolled LeBron James and Russell Westbrook concerning their game against the Kings. Both players fell short due to poor defensive play.

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LeBron James’ poor shooting ended a bad night for the Los Angeles Lakers.

James’ performance wasn’t as expected with a 13-29 field goal percentage, 3-12 from three, and 5-10 from the free-throw line. During his stint with the Lakers on the night, he scored 34 points, racked up seven rebounds, and handed out six assists.

Speaking of his teammate Westbrook, he shot 2-14 from the floor and made 0-5 three-pointers, which resulted in another disappointing scoring performance.

Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts with guard Russell Westbrook (0) after his basket scored against the Houston Rockets during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Seeing Westbrook’s performance diminishing with every game makes you wonder about the Lakers’ scoring stage. The trade by which the Lakers got Westbrook didn’t work out as planned, as Westbrook’s scoring performance is declining.

NBA fans trolled the Lakers and particularly LeBron and Westbrook after their poor performance against the Kings. Among the comments were that “You Wanted His Bum A**” and some stated that “Westbrook needs to stop shooting and keep passing.

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Due to the performance that was given by the Lakers and their questionable decision-making during a trade, the Lakers were left with results that are not in their favor.

James mentioned the following in regards to this, “It’s been an up-and-down season, that’s why we’re at .500,” James said. “The third quarter tonight, their tempo was too much for us. We couldn’t handle it.” [h/t wkrg.com]

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Let us know what you think of this game and the performance of the Lakers with regards to the chances of winning the championship this season.

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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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