Shannon Sharpe explains why LeBron James is getting frustrated with Lakers
LeBron James is frustrated with the way things are going with the Los Angeles Lakers. It makes sense considering the four-time MVP is two games out of a playoff spot.
It makes sense that James would be frustrated. He is used to a certain degree of success that he just isn’t having with the Lakers. Shannon Sharpe seems to understand exactly why.
"This is why LeBron James has never really embraced or enjoyed playing with young players. LeBron James is about the business of winning. … LeBron James is getting frustrated." — @ShannonSharpe pic.twitter.com/X1m0UXYzgM
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 25, 2019
So, James has never wanted to play with young players. It makes sense. Think about when he won his first championship with the Heat. He had the experience of Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to help get him that ring.
The Lakers have Rajon Rondo, but they also have guys like Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram who are still very young and inexperienced. That can be frustrating for a veteran looking to add to his ring collection.
There is still time to turn it around, but the Lakers seem to be sputtering their way to the end of the year. There is an honest chance that James might miss the playoffs for the first time since he was 20 years old.
Another caveat to this season is that James, with age, is getting hurt more often. He has already missed the most time of his career due to injury this year. He can’t be faulted for that, but having him in the lineup in a few more games might have them in the playoffs.
It makes sense that James would call out the team’s mindset. He is not used to being on the outside of the playoffs looking in. Not that he has any more to prove, but he needs to turn his frustration into fire if the Lakers have any hope of making the playoffs.