VIDEO: Jeanie Buss walks out on LeBron James, Lakers in middle of blowout vs. Pelicans
Jeanie Buss appears to have seen enough. With the Los Angeles Lakers down by 25 points against the New Orleans Pelicans, she was seen walking out from her seat at Crypto.com Arena.
Spot the Lakers owner make an abrupt exit with her team down big:
Jeanie Buss is fed up
(h/t @CantBeatAudel )
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) February 28, 2022
She made the right decision given that things only got worse from there for the purple and gold. The lead ballooned to as much 32 points as the Lakers fell 123-95.
LeBron James was the lone bright spot for LA as he finished with 32 points on 13-for-23 shooting. The rest of the roster didn’t give much around him as the Pelicans’ all-around attack was too much for the Lakers’ one-man show. New Orleans finished with six players in double figure, including all five starters.
The defeat stings a little bit extra given where the Lakers are in the standings. LA is at 9th place now just 2.5 games ahead of the Pelicans.
The loss is the Lakers’ fifth in the past six games, going 3-9 in their past 12 contests. With the Lakers continuing to slide down the standings and Anthony Davis once again expected to miss several weeks due to his ankle injury, LA appears to be in dire straits. They’re going to have to play better in their next game against the Dallas Mavericks if they want to make sure Jeanie Buss stays in her seat.