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Sport LeBron on Frank Vogel Criticism: 'Players Have to Do a Better Job'

22:58  07 december  2021
22:58  07 december  2021 Source:   si.com

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LeBron James said he and his teammates have to play better when asked about the scrutiny facing Lakers coach Frank Vogel . "I think criticism comes with the job , you know?" James said after practice on Monday. " Frank is a strong-minded guy. He has a great coaching staff. And we as his players have to do a better job of going out and producing on the floor. We're a team and an organization that don't mind some adversity, that don't mind people saying things about us, obviously, because it comes with the territory."

Well , many have put the blame on head coach Frank Vogel and some even speculate that he could be fired this year. Although he has not been with the Lakers for long, he was a part of their most recent Championship win from the 2019-20 season. However, it does not always matter what everyone else thinks, but how the team themselves feel about Vogel 's performance this year. "I think criticism comes with the job , you know? Frank is a strong-minded guy. He has a great coaching staff. And we as his players have to do a better job of going out and producing on the floor," said James.

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The Lakers have fallen to seventh in the Western Conference with a 12–12 record.

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There's been a lot of criticism about Lakers coach Frank Vogel in recent weeks, but LeBron James said that he and his Lakers teammates simply need to play better.

“I think criticism comes with the job, you know?” James said Monday. “Frank is a strong-minded guy. He has a great coaching staff. And we as his players have to do a better job of going out and producing on the floor.

“We're a team and an organization that don't mind some adversity, that don't mind people saying things about us, obviously, because it comes with the territory.”

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James said he and his teammates have to play better when asked about the scrutiny facing Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel . “I think criticism comes with the job , you know?” James said after practice on Monday. “ Frank is a strong-minded guy. He has a great coaching staff. And we as his players have to do a better job of going out and producing on the floor. We’re a team and an organization that don’t mind some adversity, that don’t mind people saying things about us, obviously, because it comes with the territory.”

"I think criticism comes with the job , you know? Frank is a strong-minded guy. He has a great coaching staff. And we as his players have to do a better job of going out and producing on the floor. So, we're a team and an organization that don't mind some adversity, that don't mind people saying So, everything that we do stays in house when it comes to our preparation and how we prepare for our next opponent and how we prepare to get better . Frank doesn't care and we don't care either about what other people are saying." Vogel was also asked if he feels that there's added pressure to being

James recorded 23 points and 11 rebounds against the Clippers on Friday in his first game back following a previously positive COVID-19 test that proved inconclusive. But the 119–115 loss now leaves the star-studded Lakers in seventh place in the Western Conference at 12–12.

“We have a lot of guys on this team that have been bulletin-board material for quite a long time, so it don't quite bother us,” James said. “Everything that we do stays in house when it comes to our preparation and how we prepare for our next opponent and how we prepare to get better. Frank doesn't care and we don't either about what people are saying.”

Vogel has posted a 106–61 record since joining the Lakers in 2019. He led the Lakers to an NBA title in 2020.

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- LeBron James said he and his teammates have to play better when asked about the scrutiny facing Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel . James said after practice on Monday. “ Frank is a strong-minded guy. He has a great coaching staff. And we as his players have to do a better job of going out and producing on the floor. We’re a team and an organization that don’t mind some adversity, that don’t mind people saying things about us, obviously, because it comes with the territory.”

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