The Los Angeles Lakers got blown out by the Portland Trail Blazers 105-90 on Saturday.
From the first quarter onward LA struggled to gain any semblance of momentum, as evidenced by Russell Westbrook’s stat line of eight points on 1-of-13 shooting, six assists and six turnovers in 29 minutes of action.
LeBron James was out on Saturday with an abdominal strain that turned out to be much more serious than anyone originally realized. However, that didn’t stop him from attending the game. And while he was there, eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but notice something about him.
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AD’s out. Lakers pin their hopes on Westbrook.
LeBron: Man I can’t wait to go home. pic.twitter.com/GiTsd7tYDw
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) November 7, 2021
It’s hard to argue with the overall assessment of that video. The Lakers are down bad right now.
Things are just not working out well for LA at the moment.
That’s one way to do Halloween. https://t.co/YmqiqaNaYN
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2021
Obviously the season is young and everything can change on a dime, but at the moment, it’s hard to see a scenario where the Lakers win a title in 2021-22.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.