Many fans were aware of the Los Angeles Lakers’ poor shooting before the season even began. Most of the new additions to their lineup weren’t exactly snipers from a distance. To be honest, no one anticipated it to be this horrible. LeBron James and company are shooting only 22% from beyond the arc after two games of the season.
LeBron James bemoaned the Lakers’ poor shooting even after their opening contest. But the star refrained from bringing up the same subjects repeatedly, especially during back-to-back games. That makes sense, given the effect his comments have on the conversation surrounding the team.
Through Mark Medina
Our soccer team is our soccer team. I won’t keep repeating how limited our options are.
The Lakers’ decision to ignore their shooting issues in their summer moves has drawn significant criticism. That’s not to say they didn’t obtain any good pieces; in fact, many of the players they added played well against the Clippers! However, none of the players described above were very adept at shooting long distances.
This is a hot topic because of one simple reason. NBA fans are aware that any LeBron James team needs to have competent shooters. The Lakers’ need for complementing shooting is made worse by the fact that none of the Big 3 are outstanding snipers. We are currently witnessing the results of not providing LeBron (or Westbrook, for that matter) with capable shooters.
The fact that the Lakers were still in this game despite their godawful shooting is maybe the game’s most positive lesson. They were in the game till the very end thanks to their defensive grit. Watch out once they figure out the shooting stuff.
LeBron James is already sick of discussing the Lakers’ poor shooting, according to ClutchPoints.