By Kuldeep Rathore
One Word To Describe LeBron James'
In 2018, LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers with the aspiration of winning a title for the team. In 2020, he succeeded in that endeavor.
The remainder of his five-year tenure, however, has not gone as expected.
After the 2020–21 season, the Lakers were eliminated from the first round and missed the postseason twice. With a 27-32 record, they enter the All-Star break 13th in the Western Conference.
Harry Douglas, a former NFL wide receiver, referred to LeBron's time with the Lakers as a "failure" on ESPN Radio, if you disregard the fact that it was a resounding success.
"If you take away that bubble championship, it has been a disaster,"
Yes, remove James' role in guiding the Lakers to a title, an accomplishment that the majority of players and teams can only ever hope to achieve.
Without missing the playoffs, James had 13 continuous seasons without doing so, including eight straight trips to the NBA Finals. For the all-time best, doing so three times in five years would be incredibly disheartening.
The Lakers management and supporters, though, most likely would have agreed to one title. Even if it happened while performing in Florida with no audience because of the COVID-19 epidemic.
James might be able to avoid the "disaster" of once again missing the playoffs because the Lakers significantly changed their squad at the trade deadline.