The LA Lakers are a terrible shooting team, and LeBron James isn’t afraid to point it out.
During Tuesday night’s opening night game, the Lakers shot an abysmal 10-40 from the 3-point range despite getting plenty of open shots in the team’s blowout loss to the Warriors.
Good morning, Lakers looked horrible last night, shot 10/40 from the 3 point line 🙃
— Hasan Leonard-Hakim (@HasanLH24) October 19, 2022
Several Lakers fans criticized GM Rob Pelinka for not surrounding LeBron and Anthony Davis with shooters.
How could the Lakers build a team around LeBron that lacks shooting AGAIN??
Not to mention poor defenders.
Man, I don’t get it. The man is 38. The idea is things should be easier on him.
— Jorge Sedano (@Sedano) October 19, 2022
Having LeBron James on your team and not surrounding him with consistent shooters is the most egregious example of basketball malpractice.
— Colb (@___Colb___) October 19, 2022
After the game, LeBron was brutally honest and admitted that the team wasn’t constructed of great shooters, which many saw as a shot at the Lakers’ front office.
“We’re getting great looks, but it could also be teams giving us great looks. To be completely honest, we’re not a team constructed of great shooting… It’s not like we’re sitting here with a lot of lasers on our team.”
LeBron James on Lakers’ poor shooting in loss to Warriors: “We’re getting great looks, but it could also be teams giving us great looks. To be completely honest, we’re not a team constructed of great shooting… It’s not like we’re sitting here with a lot of lasers on our team.” pic.twitter.com/VfqWnKcQ3D
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 19, 2022
Lakers fans loved LeBron’s honesty and are urging the team’s front office to begin making moves to acquire shooters.
As direct a shot at Rob Pelinka as I can remember Bron ever sending. He's publicly identifying the OBVIOUS issue everyone can see and passive aggressively suggesting Rob do something about it. https://t.co/Z6edk9t7LQ
— Kal-El Atreides (@Superfan_K) October 19, 2022
This video screams “GET ME SOME SHOOTERS, ROB!” 🤣🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/RAGHV4k0KU
— Lakers All Day Everyday (@LADEig) October 19, 2022