The 2018-2019 NBA season started out well for the Los Angeles Lakers as they sat in the 4th seed of the Western Conference, but an injury to LeBron James that would cost him 17 games and a trade deadline debacle would ruin the season.
Cameras began to catch LeBron on the sidelines not being as engaged with the teammates and coaching staff and it started to become so much of a problem that the other players had to call him out on it.
“In what became an open forum, several players spoke up. Players focused on James’ inconsistent body language throughout the year. The four-time MVP copped to the critique, telling his teammates that, in essence, cutting out behavior like slumped shoulders and sideways glances has been something he has tried to work on his entire career.
One team source told ESPN that they didn’t feel as though James fully engaged with the younger teammates prior to the trade deadline.”
Such behavior as in this:
The Lakers have since been eliminated from Playoff contention and with the offseason coming up, there’s no telling how this roster may look by the end of July.