Jun 1, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts versus the Phoenix Suns throughout game five in the preliminary of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Obligatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Some called out Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James for arguing about not getting a nasty call in the second quarter of Game 6 versus the Phoenix Suns.
The Los Angeles Lakers entered Thursday night facing removal at the hands of the Phoenix Suns. Things did not get off to the best starts, particularly when Anthony Davis inspected himself out of the game in the first quarter as he tried to play through a stretched groin. That implied LeBron James had to give a Herculean efficiency to keep the Lakers alive.
However some called out James for absence of effort on a play in the 2nd quarter.
With the Lakers down 40-18, James drove into the paint and attempted a layup with three Suns gamers surrounding him. After missing out on the shot, James was seen arguing with the official, trying to find a nasty. The Suns acquired belongings, and quickly scored on a Frank Kaminsky layup to further extend their lead. That got individuals talking on Twitter about the play and the Lakers potentially dealing with an early trip.
LeBron finally gets to the totally free toss line for the first time in TWO GAMES. Really made em, too!
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Lakers went into Thursday night facing elimination at the hands of the Phoenix Suns. That meant LeBron James had to offer a Herculean efficiency to keep the Lakers alive.
Guy, we require lay up Lebron to appear!
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) June 4, 2021
Now complaining. Now not safeguarding. Now seeing a quick break.
— Mark Carman (@thecarm) June 4, 2021
Kyle kuzma Dennis schroder Anthony Davis and kcp seeing “damn lebron got beat by Father Time” on twitter understanding they simply sucked all series pic.twitter.com/rvBbLWsAbM
— jw (@iam_johnw2) June 4, 2021
LeBron James criticized for complaining for foul call rather of playing defense
On that sequence, the Suns got the rebound and had an easy quick break rating to extend their lead to 42-18.
While that looked bad, the Lakers did reveal some life in the closing minutes of the very first half, pulling within 62-41 at intermission. James scored 14 points (four-for-nine from field, four-for-six on totally free tosses), got 4 rebounds, dispensed two assists and taped two steals in 21 minutes of playing time. Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 points while shooting four-for-seven from the field.
The Lakers had no responses for Suns protect Devin Booker, who scored 33 points in the first half, with 21 points coming on 7 shots from behind the arc.
With the Lakers down 40-18, James drove into the paint and attempted a layup with three Suns players surrounding him. The Suns gained possession, and quickly scored on a Frank Kaminsky layup to further extend their lead. While that looked bad, the Lakers did show some life in the closing minutes of the first half, pulling within 62-41 at intermission.
Lebron drives complains no foul called does not run back on defense. And the cycle continues.
— Ro (@Ronenic) June 4, 2021
Lebron sobbing for a nasty, on the other hand the Suns go down for a simple rating.
— Tim Shelp (@Tim_Shelp) June 4, 2021