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While LeBron complained about their Free Throw shortage vs. the Suns, this is how they stand in the league

The LA Lakers lost against the Suns and one of the biggest complaints was the lack of free-throw calls they got

By James Brown

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One of the biggest narratives the NBA media has regarding the Los Angeles Lakers is the number of free throws the team gets and many not understanding the reason why it is that way.

Recently LeBron James said is because the team goes to attack the rim more than any other team and also complained about the game against the Phoenix Suns and not having enough free-throw calls.

The reality is that since January 1st, 2023, the Los Angeles Lakers have led the league, with a team free throw differential of +656. The team behind them is the Miami Heat, with +280. That's a +376 difference.

The Lakers need to continue this trend plus improve in other areas to become a serious contending team for the NBA championship title despite their early setbacks and struggles like injuries, rebounds, and 3-point shooting.

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