As the NBA season moves along, the LA Lakers enter a possibly bleak remainder of the NBA season. The Anthony Davis trade failed to occur, and the Lakers have already put on a poor display with a season record currently at 28 wins and 29 losses with the 10th place position in the Western Conference. LeBron James is faced with the task of maintaining his legacy of playoff appearances and with the switch to the west coast, he may have sealed his fate on ever making another finals appearance considering the daunting competition.
LA Times' Bill Plaschke joined the Dan Patrick show to give us an outlook on what to expect with the remainder of the season on the line for the Lakers. Plaschke talked about the idea of LeBron buying into this team for the remainder of this season:
Since he was unable to get Luke Walton fired and trade for Anthony Davis, He seems detached. He seems unfocused. Even the optics of him sitting on the bench in Indiana 3 seats down from everybody else, I think that's symbolic of how he rolls. He's very passive aggressive like that.
On the leadership of the Lakers:
Now LeBron is kind of on an island...Ask the Lakers who their leader is and it's Rajon Rondo without question.
Listen to Dan & Bill's discussion below: