Last night, Lebron celebrated a milestone career achievement, while the Lakers put up a dud at home and slipped even further away from the reality of making the playoffs. Yes, the Lake Show is a shit show.
The Denver Nuggets dominated throughout most of the game, on their way to a 115-99 victory. It was an all-around team effort, with each of the Nuggets starting five contributing nicely.
Lebron’s 31 points were enough to pass Michael Jordan and move into 4th place on the all-time scoring list. He was also a lackluster 28.57% from three-point range and an abysmal 37.5% from the free throw line.
The Lakers are 4-10 since Lebron returned from injury. They now find themselves 30-35, with 17 games remaining. They’re currently 6.5 games out of the 8th seed in the Western Conference.
During that 14 game stretch, Lebron has looked alarmingly unmotivated and unfocused. Whether it was Kyle Kuzma pushing him into playing defense or throwing an in-bounds pass off the backboard.
Down by double digits with about a minute remaining, Rajon Rondo sat so far away from his team on the bench that he was practically sitting with the Nuggets players. He looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there.