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SportLeBron James 'distractions' quote not as bad in full context

11:36  26 february  2019
11:36  26 february  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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A quote offered by LeBron James following Monday night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies about “ distractions ” affecting the team isn’t nearly as bad as some made it out to be. James ’ Los Angeles Lakers are now 29-31 and in the 11th spot in the West with 22 games remaining.

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LeBron James 'distractions' quote not as bad in full context© Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

A quote offered by LeBron James following Monday night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies about “distractions” affecting the team isn’t nearly as bad as some made it out to be.

James’ Los Angeles Lakers are now 29-31 and in the 11th spot in the West with 22 games remaining. A quote from James about distractions bothering the team circulated following the game, making it sound like James was blaming the team’s young players who were involved in trade rumors.

When the context of the question was released, people realized James wasn’t calling out his youngsters for being bothered by the trade rumors. He was actually asked whether the team’s playoff push has been a distraction.

Here’s the full Q&A:

James also said “it starts with me” on a previous answer, indicating he’s taking responsibility for the Lakers falling below expectations.

Following consecutive road losses to the Pelicans and Grizzlies, many are starting to believe the Lakers will not make the playoffs. One executive said LeBron killed the team’s chemistry.

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LeBron James will not rule out playing less minutes.
The Los Angeles Lakers have only 18 games remaining to make up 5.5 games in the standings if they want to clinch a playoff spot, and LeBron James sounds like a man who is not all that confident he and his teammates can accomplish that. Following Monday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron was asked if there will come a point down the stretch where he feels like he should be playing less minutes to protect his long-term health. He didn’t rule it out, noting that he will have a discussion with head coach Luke Walton about the Lakers’ chances of reaching the postseason.

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