Walton was asked about a video that went viral on social media showing James apparently messing up his defensive coverage late in the Memphis loss, leaving the Grizzlies' Bruno Caboclo wide open to hit a 3-pointer that put Memphis up 103-96 with 2:30 remaining.
The Lakers' playoff drought has lasted since the 2012-2013 season when the team, led by Kobe Bryant, scratched and clawed into 8th seed, only to be swept by the San Antonio Spurs. He's a victor. He's LeBron James and the rest of his Lakers teammates are not.
In the 13 games the Lakers have played without their starting point guard, they've gone 4-9.
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Check out the audio below as Clay says this Lakers team is one of the biggest disasters of the decade.
On Monday, an anonymous league executive told reporters that LeBron has killed the team chemistry in LA.
The Athletic's Bill Oram clarified James' response after some speculated whether or not he was calling out his teammates. "Even during the All-Star draft, he laughed about (wanting Davis to be his teammate)". "I've never, like I said before, been a guy who has been able to sit out the fourth, but I just play and do whatever I can, play as hard as I can for the minutes I am on the floor". We do our job at a high level and that's not a distraction. "I think it's what happens in here and I feel good about where we are". "If you don't want to be traded or you don't want to be talked about, step up". If you can be the savior and drag this team into the playoffs then you can get away with some of the nonsense in terms of the comments that you just mentioned or taking plays of on defense or taking games or weeks off on defense.
Celtics great Paul Pierce suggested the Lakers star was still injured and the franchise shouldn't even risk him for this season, considering even if they do make the playoffs it will be a short stay.