Following Thursday’s humiliating defeat, the four-time NBA champion went straight to the locker room without shaking hands with any of the other officials.
The matchup between Phoenix and Los Angeles took place during primetime, with Phoenix leading by as much as 32 points. As the night progressed, the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Darvin Ham, decided to bench LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Austin Reaves.
As soon as the final whistle rang, the cameras on TNT captured the agitated LeBron James, who was already dressed in street clothes, making his way straight to the tunnel without thanking Kevin Durant and the rest of the team for their triumph.
One of the fans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) pointed out that his reaction was very different from the one he had when the Lakers defeated the Suns early on October 26. The fan posted a video of him hugging Durant after the victory on social media.
As a result of his conduct, a number of people were quick to criticize the 19-time All-Star. The way he behaves is like this:. A person wrote that it was unprofessional and showed a great deal of contempt for both the game and the competition.
Because of the elegance with which he had to accept defeat, I do not recognize him as a champion. He will never be considered the greatest of all time. Simply put, he is an outstanding baseball player who possessed the self-control to extend his career.
Someone else chimed in, saying, “Sore loser, lol.” “A simple handshake would be sufficient!” suggested a third individual. And one of them wrote, “Wow. That Bron is the issue with this team is something I keep telling you all. It is just Bron that matters to Bron. “It’s embarrassing.”
James finished with a total of five rebounds, nine assists, and a steal in addition to his ten points, which he scored three times out of 11 attempts from the field (27.3%). Bradley Beal had a stellar performance on Thursday, as he scored a season-high 37 points while shooting 66.7% from the field.
Although Beal made eight of ten shots from beyond the arc, he was one triple short of tying his career high for the number of three-pointers he made in a single game. The Big Three of Phoenix had a tremendous night, with Devin Booker contributing 31 points and Kevin Durant scoring 18 points.
As a result of the loss, the Lakers had once again fallen below the 500 mark for the season. The Utah Jazz would be their opponent on Saturday, and they would come into the game with a record of 19-20.