LEBRON JAMES couldn’t hide his disappointment as the LA Lakers continued their poor form against the Toronto Raptors.
The NBA star, 37, had another stellar individual performance as he finished the game with 30 points and nine rebounds in a 103-114 loss.
But the Lakers struggled as a unit and lost their eighth in ten games.
James had two disappointing performances in public as LA got off to a shocking start, scoring just 12 points in a foul-filled first half.
It was his teammates who had to open fire as the second round began with the Akron-born superstar being whistled for a foul after a sloppy counter-attack.
James responded by slamming the ball into the field, roaring obscenities and an audible f-bomb towards his team.
And there’s more to come, though this time it’s the Raptors at the end of LeBron’s rampage.
As the third round progressed, he played against Scottie Barnes to regain his momentum but was unable to stop the ball from going out of bounds.
In a quick move, LeBron went up in the air and threw the ball at the rookie who hit the floor in a fight for possession.
The incident doesn’t detract one bit from Barnes’ superb game, as the 20-year-old burst into flames at the first whistle.
He finished 40 minutes with 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks as the Raptors turned 38-30.
But it was another miserable night for the fans at Crypto.com Arena, who less than a week ago booed their team after another disastrous loss.
The Lakers are currently 29-39 in their season, with head coach Frank Vogel frustrated by their lack of breakthroughs at both ends of the field.
“There are only so many times that we just run into a big deficit,” he said.
“It affects your individual psyche and your group psyche. You’re constantly trying to push your boys to be better and train them hard.
“But also try to keep them lifted because that definitely affects your mentality, just by the number of times we’ve dropped 20 plus points this season.
“It was very difficult.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4900097/lebron-james-f-bomb-rant-lakers-raptors-scottie/ Watch LeBron James unleash an F-bomb and throw the ball at a fallen opponent as the Lakers rush to ANOTHER defeat against the Raptors