LeBron James, Lakers reach new lowlight never done in franchise history
During the offseason, the Lakers looked to bolster their firepower by adding Russell Westbrook to the mix. However, the former MVP is struggling to find his groove after two games.
After back-to-back defeats to the Warriors and the Suns, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are still putting up good numbers, but the bottom line is that the Lakers lost both of their opening games at home— a feat never feat done in the team’s rich history.
This is the first time the Lakers have ever started a season 0-2 with both losses coming at home.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 23, 2021
However, it is worth noting that both the Warriors and the Suns are considered talented forces in the Western Conference this season. Given the talent and experience in this Lakers roster, fans should expect their team to beat these forces in the West.
The opening night may have started well with the Lakers, Stephen Curry struggled shooting from the field, and the team maintained a lead for a considerable amount of time.
In the end, the Lakers faltered in the fourth quarter, giving up points from the perimeter.
On the other hand, the Suns game was slightly different. LA just struggled to gain footing throughout the match— which stirred up drama from an altercation by Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard on the bench.
There is existing talk of the roster’s age, but the amount of talent and experience present within the team is unique. It can serve as valuable elements throughout the season— especially in the playoffs.
Gaining the team’s first win is essential to have a good rhythm this early in the season, as teams across the league are starting to make some noise.
The Lakers look to bounce back on Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies.