Saturday proved to be something of a difficult day for Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
James was on hand at the Champions League Final this weekend to show his support for Liverpool. Unfortunately, his team struggled under the bright lights and fell to Real Madrid 1-0.
Not only did James suffer the indignity of that defeat, but he also had to take some particularly brutal insults from Real Madrid faithful.
This video largely speaks for itself:
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“Michael Jordan better,” the fans yelled.
Not only did James come all the way to Paris to watch his club lose in embarrassing fashion, but he also had to sit there and be openly mocked for his troubles.
Big picture, this is just the cherry atop a rough year for James. At least Liverpool made it this far; his Lakers couldn’t even make the playoffs in 2021-22.
A big summer lays ahead for James and the purple and gold. There are currently four teams willing to take beleaguered superstar Russell Westbrook off their hands – but at a steep price.
Beyond that there has also been loose chatter of a possible Anthony Davis trade, but it’s unclear how viable that is at the moment. If LA does opt to deal Davis, one serious frontrunner for his services has quietly appeared in recent days. And his hometown Chicago Bulls have been connected to him for a long time, so that possibility remains on the table.
Now that’s how you do a beach day. https://t.co/RmtAQImLFs
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 29, 2022
One way or another, James and the Lakers need to figure out a way to fix what plagued them last year.
Because if 2022-23 ends up looking anything like 2021-22, it will do unspeakable damage to James’ overall legacy.