Lakers shooting guard Kentavius Caldwell-Pope admitted that the Lakers continued to rely too heavily on LeBron James.
The Los Angeles Lakers are considered the strongest favorites to defend their title this year. With some new acquisitions, the Lakers were ruled out to win their second championship in two years.
However, the Lakers are currently going through some difficulties as their All-Star Anthony Davis has been sidelined for eight matches due to a calf injury. With Davis in many games, the bulk of the weight rests on superstar Lebron James.
KCP was thinking a lot on those lines when he said this:
“I think a lot is happening on Bronn like in the last few games. We already know we’re going to get out of that. So the rest of us, all we need is to continue to work hard and play basketball and Got to not worry about anything else. “
Kentavius Caldwell-Pope says the Lakers are asking LeBron James to do too much
“I think a lot is happening on Bronn like in the last few games.”https://t.co/rWQApIwXaF
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‘We’re Ready and Locked’: KCP on how they can help LeBron James in Davis’ absence
On Saturday night, the Lakers faced off in the final against the Jimmy Heat-led Miami Heat. This time, without the presence of Davis, the Miami Heat won 96–94.
Although Anthony Davis was sidelined with an injury, he did not stop motivating and coaching his teammates whenever he needed to. Caldwell-Pope mentioned that the supporting cast needed to get up and help their 4-time MVP whenever needed. He Said:
“We try to help him as much as possible, and we want to do it as accurately as we can. Try to help him, we try not to make too many mistakes when we are on the floor with him or running a play with him, just to help him some. “
“We demand a lot from Bronn; He gives us a lot in every game. It is up to us as far as role players and ‘next man up’ mentality, we have to get ready and lock up. ‘
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The Lakers still have their championship hopes behind LeBron James, a 17-time All-Star. They now have the second-best 22-9 record in the entire league, behind only the red hot Utah Jazz. The Lakers next host is Bradley Beal & Co. which will be a star-studded match.