LeBron James: This Lakers squad is not a finished product

LeBron James: This Lakers squad is not a finished product

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LeBron James: This Lakers squad is not a finished product

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Ryan Ward: LeBron on if he’s seen enough to say this Lakers squad is a finished product: “No, I have not.” He did say, however, he “loved” how Rob Pelinka and Frank Vogel assembled the team.
Source: Twitter @RyanWardLA

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
ICYMI, Monday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We talked about the level LeBron needs to play (particularly on defense), whether the Lakers planned for this, and if Dwight and/or THT should play off the bench. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why…9:29 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers status report for Celtics game Tuesday night: Carmelo Anthony (flu-like symptoms; stomach illness; non-COVID related) is questionable. Anthony Davis (left thumb sprain) and LeBron James (rectus abdominis strain) are probable. – 8:27 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Isaiah Stewart was ready to throw hands with LeBron James but just collapsed and winced in pain trying to set a screen on Lu Dort. – 7:58 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: LeBron James, Frank Vogel on the scrutiny the Lakers coach has faced this season – Just comes with the territory es.pn/3Gf7U0W7:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
For the first time this season, LeBron was asked about criticism leveled against Frank Vogel and if it was fair (by @Bill Plaschke). Thought his answer and Frank’s answer to my question about the pressure of the Lakers’ job were interesting, with both men projecting resilience. pic.twitter.com/6WVkKlYWmz4:40 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron on if he’s seen enough to say this Lakers squad is a finished product: “No, I have not.” He did say, however, he “loved” how Rob Pelinka and Frank Vogel assembled the team. – 4:03 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Asked about watching his son play in Saturday’s showcase, LeBron said he still thinks about playing w/him one day. He said Bronny’s dream is to play in NBA:
“He has my support and my blueprint. With health and a little bit of luck, that would be the ultimate thing.” – 4:02 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
For the sickos who like to watch, Monday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast, YouTube version. Among the talking points, did the Lakers underestimate how much defense LeBron would have to play this season? @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
youtu.be/_N3TTEeTy4k?t=…4:00 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron on how he’s feeling right now given how few games he’s played, especially considering he hasn’t played more than four consecutive games:
“I feel decent physically. I’m still getting back to where I was before the (initial abdominal strain).” – 3:56 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron: “It was a proud dad moment seeing my kids play the game of basketball.” – 3:56 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron: “I feel decent physically. I’m still getting back to where I was before.” – 3:55 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Monday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We discuss the ways LeBron needs to be better (particularly as the small ball center) and whether Vogel still hasn’t found the right starting lineup. #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why…12:08 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
LeBron James and the #Lakers are forced to address the elephant in the room.
#LakeShow #NBA
sportscasting.com/lebron-james-l…12:07 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Frank Vogel says Lakers ‘monitoring’ LeBron James’ workload as he averages most minutes since joining team
https://t.co/S1lgUHfCNy pic.twitter.com/qNSG5dnQHW9:46 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls out LeBron for “big balls” celebration: “GOATs don’t dance” nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/05/kar…5:04 PM

More on this storyline

The defeat dropped L.A. — one of the oddsmakers’ favorites to win the championship — to 8-9 with more than a fifth of the season in the books. “It’s never, ‘We got 65 games left,'” James said when asked if he can take the long view considering the Lakers’ early injuries and how much of the 82-game regular-season slate remains. “We damn sure need to play better, no matter who is in the lineup. We have our system and we need to obviously fast-track it and get better with it so we can play, no matter who is out on the floor, we can play at a high level. … There’s no level of panic. But there should be some sense of urgency anytime we take the floor.” -via ESPN / November 20, 2021

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