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LeBron James message to his teammates after the loss to the Sun's concerns

The LA Lakers suffered a net loss in the season thanks to the Suns' role players according to LeBron James

By James Brown

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The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle in the season as they are still showing two faces in the league, one as a serious contender and another like a bottom squad in the NBA. In their most recent game, they lost against the Phoenix Suns after having a disastrous first quarter.

“Yes, super slow start for us offensively and defensively,” LeBron James said in the post-game presser. “When you give up 45 points in a quarter, you’re in an uphill battle. Especially if you’re not scoring 45 as well. So, from that point on we played really good basketball."

James also apparently sent a message to his Lakers teammates by praising their rival role players saying they were the ones that made the difference. A message like this isn't uncommon for LeBron and also isn't the first time he has done it in this campaign.

“Their role players did a great job shooting the ball. Royce O’Neale, Grayson Allen, those boys they shot the ball well tonight and Nurk (Jusuf Nurkic) had a monster 20-20 game, pretty much. We did a pretty good job on their superstars but that’s what good teams do: they have other players step up at any time. Sometimes when your stars are, I don’t want to say struggling since those guys didn’t struggle, but it’s not like they had monster games that we’re accustomed to seeing from KD (Kevin Durant) and Book (Devin Booker) but a good game from them.”

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