The Fans Want a Change!

Angry Lakers fans protested outside the team’s arena – the well-known Staples Center. The fans are not happy of how things turned out this past season.

The season started with high hopes when the Lakers managed to sign Lebron James, one of the greatest players of all time. But from that point, things started go sideways…

It continued when no other superstar signed with the team, then followed with questionable signs of free agents like Michael Beasley, Lance Stephenson, Javale McGee. If that wasn’t enough, the young core of the Lakers showed no signs of improvement despite the high hopes.

Against all odds, the Lakers took the 4th seed in the west and things looked pretty good. But on Dec 25th, Lebron got injured and missed almost 20 games and the young core as well and the Lakers found themselves out of the playoff race – for the six time in a row.

Then “Magic” Johnson, the team’s president of basketball operations and the one who convinced Lebron to sign with the Lakers, resigned without informing Jenny Bass – the team owner. They fired their head coach Luke Walton and still couldn’t find any other coach to replace him.

These days, we hear some rumors that the team is trying to trade Lebron…

The loyal fans are sick of this and they want a change.

Rest for the King – LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers won’t play anymore this season

Lakers management along with the medical staff have come to decision that “King James” will sit out the reminder of the season (less than 10 games) in order to allow his body to fully recover.

On Christmas day game against the 2-time defending champs – The Golden State Warriors, Lebron injured his groin which led to almost 20 game absent (the longest absent of his career).

Since the Lakers were eliminated from the playoff race after a loss to the Brooklyn Nets lead-by D’lo (ex-Laker), Lebron was under minutes restriction – 32 minutes a night.

His season average for the first year in L.A are still very “Lebron-ish” – scoring 27.4 points per game collecting 8.6 rebounds and dishing out 8.2 assists.

“Magic” Johnson who is the Lakers President of Basketball Operations, and Rob Pelinka who is the Lakers General Manager announced: “After consulting with our team doctors and medical staff, we have decided to hold LeBron out of games for the remainder of the season. This decision will allow his groin to fully heal, and is best for the future success of both LeBron and the Lakers.”

In order to show support of his teammates, The King will join the team in it’s next 2-game road trip.