LeBron James and Anthony Davis wrap up a disappointing preseason by blowing up the ending of “Squid Game”.
It’s only preseason, but times have been tough for the Los Angeles Lakers. LA lost its first five competitions by an average of 17.2 points, and injuries to key role-players have significantly affected the depth of the aging roster. But LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ two biggest stars, don’t care about the team’s performance at all. Your disappointment lies in the end of one of the biggest TV series of the year.
LA has given up most of its entire squad this off-season to correct the mistakes in last season’s disappointing first-round elimination. While new pieces can take some time to solidify, a win or two in the preseason would make many fans feel better.
Without James or Russell Westbrook, LA gave its preseason opener 123-97 to the Brooklyn Nets. The next game was a 12-point loss to the Phoenix Suns, the same team that bounced them off the playoffs. LeBron and Russ then traded with AD for the Lakers’ next game, a 121-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
For game number four, Davis and Westbrook played 28 and 26 minutes, respectively. But even without Devin Booker, the suns 123-94 dominated. After all, Tuesday’s home game against Golden State was the first where the LA Big Three had all the time on the pitch. But James and Westbrook combined for 11 turnovers when the Warriors pulled out and won 111-99.
“It will be a minute before we become the team we know we will be,” said James after the recent loss to the Warriors. “So it’s just about getting through the process, being patient with the process, and understanding that we’re going to have frustrating moments. We’ll have moments when we’re not quite right. Maybe we’ll take a step back. But that’s all part of … I think it’s not worth having if it’s not worth working for and I think we’re going to get some moments where we feel like we’re right on target, but we are not quite there yet. ”
LA has another preseason game, a road matchup against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, before turning into the Golden State on Tuesday’s opening night.
The TV series Squid game, which debuted on September 17, is the biggest Netflix series to date to launch. The South Korean drama has been viewed by 111 million accounts since its release, with two of those accounts belonging to James and Davis.
The superstar duo is apparently just as devoured by the series as many others. And after a short media session, James and Davis spoke openly about the controversial ending of the show.
Purple and Gold’s resident television critics may have to wait a while for their concerns to be allayed. Last month, Squid game Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk said nothing was in the works for a second season.
With the season for binge-watching TV shows nearly over, it’s time for James, Davis, and the rest of the Lakers to focus on the pitch and fulfill their championship expectations.
Last season’s record of 42-30 was caused by LeBron and AD missing a lot of time. James, 36, missed 27 games last season with an ankle sprain, his second extended injury in three seasons. Davis, 28, strained his calf, missing 36 of 72 games while also straining his groin against Phoenix in the postseason.
If these two are healthy, the Lakers will win a lot of games. But they also need Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan and the other role players to play their part. LA also suffered from poor performances from roleplayers like Montrezl Harrell and Marc Gasol last season.
If all goes well in Lakerland this season, LeBron and AD can only focus on basketball through June. However, when they’re planning which TV shows to see by April or May, things have gone terribly wrong.