The clock is running out this season for LeBron James and Los Angeles, but what about next year?
LeBron James faced reporters Tuesday, a microphone in his hand, another loss on his résumé
a list of reasons to remain optimistic about the Lakers’ season on his brain.
Tuesday’s defeat to the Mavericks wasn’t L.A.’s worst loss of the season
it was a loss, one that pushed the Lakers closer to mid-April exit.
“Until you stomp me out, cut my head off, bury me 12 feet under, then I’ve got a chance,” James said. “That’s my confidence.”
Officially L.A. has 21 games left, but let’s face it: It’s a wrap.
The loss to Dallas dropped the Lakers to 27–34 on the season.
They have lost 15 of their last 21 games.
They finished a four-game home stand at 1–3. Anthony Davis, out with a foot injury,
the Lakers weren’t particularly good when he played.
The most fight they showed in a 28-point loss to the Pelicans on Sunday was with the home fans.
"It hurts,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel. “When you fall short it hurts.