4 Lakers Who Should Run Scared if LeBron James Loses His Patience
Prepare yourself, lads.
We kinda knew it already, but when LeBron James recently claimed that, “You probably don’t want to be around when my patience runs out,” we immediately thought about his young teammates and the baking they may cop from the King, should the situation arise.
We get it, though. He demands excellence and often doesn’t get it. We all know his history of teammates making terrible decisions at crucial times. But now that LeBron is in LALA land, the expectations are even higher. And these four guys will likely be first in the firing line:
4. JaVale McGee
It’s true that JaVale has had a killer start to his tenure with the Lakers, but let’s not forget his sub-par basketball IQ, which gets him featured on Shaqtin’ A Fool more often than not.
And if he pulls out too many vintage McGee bonehead plays, look out.
3. Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson is unique. And we’re not just talking about off the court. His high-risk, high-reward style of play, will put Stephenson right in James’ sights. He can be either the best or worst teammate to have on the court. Prone to changing momentum — both ways.
2. Kyle Kuzma
One word. Defense. He lacks it, and if it gets exposed down the stretch of some important games, Kuz, the king of playful roasts will get roasted himself.
1. Lonzo Ball
Who else would number 1 be? Unfortunately for Lonzo Ball, he is a walking circus — but that’s not really his fault. He’s doing his thing, but his family providing more harm than good.