LeBron was not happy with his record: “I will not celebrate my achievements in defeat”

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LeBron James, who stunned the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday with 46 points and added two more records to his magnificent collection, admitted to the media that it is not easy to deal with all those individual successes while the Los Angeles Lakers continue to lose.

“In the last two years since we won the championship (2020) I’ve had a lot of (individual) achievements. So it’s been a bit hard to even digest some of those achievements because I don’t want to celebrate them in defeats he said at the conference press after the meeting.

At age 38 and in his 20th season in the NBA, LeBron logged a stellar game with 46 points (16 of 29 from the field), 8 rebounds and 7 assists, surpassing his triple record in a game with 9 hits ( out of 14 attempts).

In addition, the Lakers star tonight became the first player in NBA history to score 40 points against all franchises in the league.

LeBron’s umpteenth recital places him, with 38,210 points, just 177 off Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is the leading scorer in NBA history with 38,387.

“I never thought I’d catch Kareem on a touchdown, it was never something I thought about,” admitted LeBron.

“As I get closer and closer, I think I’ll feel it more and more,” he added, pointing out that his main goal is always to “play basketball the right way.”

Despite LeBron’s extraordinary numbers this Tuesday, the Lakers fell 115-133 to the Los Angeles Clippers, who have ten straight wins against their neighbors (those in purple and gold haven’t beaten their Los Angeles rivals since July 2020). .

LeBron insisted the Clippers were “exceptionally good” with 19 of 38 triples (15 of 23 at halftime) and stressed that they had “a lot of contributions, not just from the starters”, referring to second unit backup Norman Powell and Reggie Jackson.

The Lakers trailed 23 points at halftime and came within 10 in the fourth quarter, but this time failed to complete the comeback.

“We have no room for error. I said it last week,” said LeBron.

The Lakers will be getting reinforcements soon, as Anthony Davis, injured since mid-December, and Rui Hachimura, who signed Monday in exchange for Kendrick Nunn, have options to play against the San Antonio Spurs this Wednesday.

On potential new additions to the Angelenos, LeBron didn’t go in to review the work of Rob Pelinka, the Lakers’ general manager.

“Rob is doing his job. That’s his job. My job is to be on track and make sure my teammates are ready in the dressing room,” he said.




Source: El heraldo

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