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LeBron James Didn’t Make His Team Better

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With the Lakers officially eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, Doug Gottlieb takes aim at LeBron James and his contribution (or lack thereof) to the Lakers’ failed season. He acknowledges the injuries and roster issues, but points to LeBron’s failure to elevate his teammates as a main factor in their struggles. He shares some specific stats to prove his point, and compares King James’ production this season with his numbers during their last championship season in the bubble.

Doug Gottlieb: “2 years ago, when they won the NBA title and they were in the bubble, he led the league in assists and they were the better because of it. Now he leads the league in scoring and they can’t get into the top 10...”