NBA Veteran Says LeBron James And LA Lakers Title Argument Is “Misleading”

Many former NBA players have criticized LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their performances so far this season. Some have gone so far as to claim that any hope of winning an NBA championship is delusional and should not be entertained.

As seasoned NBA fans may know, Kevin Garnett is a former NBA star known for his time with the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves. Although he is no longer an active player, Garnett continues to comment on current-day league activities and has made his feelings clear.

Kevin Garnett recently drew a lot of attention to himself by questioning the Lakers’ title hopes. Furthermore, he is not the only former NBA star who has questioned the Lakers’ ability to win an NBA championship.

Charles Barkley shared Kevin Garnett’s opinion and criticized the Lakers

Although it is very easy to criticize the current generation of players and management, respected players like Kevin Garnett generate a lot of publicity or scrutiny for their statements about modern-day players and teams.

Still, KG didn’t hesitate to point out that LeBron James’ Lakers should be more proactive at the NBA trade deadline and take some significant steps to improve their roster and their chances of winning an NBA championship.

He’s not the only one who feels this way. Charles Barkley is another former NBA player and is also part of the media. Charles ripped the Lakers after they lost to the Phoenix Suns a few weeks ago and even went so far as to claim that the Suns beating the Lakers was nothing to be proud of because they ‘stink’.

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While LeBron and the Lakers will certainly use criticism of this nature as fuel and motivation to play at a higher level, fans are beginning to wonder if there is any truth to the narrative pushed by Kevin Garnett and Charles Barkley.

How far can LeBron James and the Lakers go this season?

The Lakers began the season with a trip to the Western Conference Finals and defeated the Indiana Pacers to win their first in-season tournament. However, the team has struggled to live up to expectations over the past few months and is clearly not playing at an elite level.

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right now The Lakers have a record of 28 wins and 26 losses, which places them in 9th place in the Western Conference. That means the team has to go through two elimination games just to earn a spot in the postseason.

Although it’s not unwise to bet against LeBron James and Anthony Davis in a 7 game series, their team is not expected to make the conference finals once again this season, let alone win the NBA title. If they continue to play at their current level, making it past the first round of the playoffs will undoubtedly exceed expectations.

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