It was the second straight loss for the Lakers, their fourth in five games and statistically the worst team a LeBron James team has ever lost to when he plays. Now 30-33 on the season, the Lakers in 10th place, four and a half games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth and final playoff spot. With just 19 games to play, it's going to be very hard for them to make up that much ground.
If they do miss out, it will be the first time LeBron James hasn't played in the postseason since 2005. He put up big numbers on Saturday night to do his part, finishing with 27 points, nine rebounds and 16 assists. But it was his hilariously careless gaffe that everyone will be talking about.
In the middle of the third quarter, a visibly frustrated James went to inbound the ball and tossed it right into the back of the backboard for one of the most bizarre turnovers you'll ever see. It was honestly so bad that you're left wondering if he did it on purpose -- though that would make absolutely no sense.
LeBron James misses 2 free throws with a chance to bring the Lakers within 3 with 47 seconds left in the Suns / Lakers game 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/yOubKZbTKc— kingtisemedia (@kingtisemedia) March 3, 2019
SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇It happened AGAIN: LeBron James just missed two huge late free throws that could've made it a one-possession game. He has always been a liability at the late-game FT line. And some ppl actually claim he's better than Michael Jordan. Laughable. Blasphemous.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 3, 2019