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Lakers are 'not adequate to win now' – Chauncey Billups | NBA Countdown

Paul Pierce, Adrian Wojnarowski, Michelle Beadle, Stan Van Gundy and Chauncey Billups of NBA Countdown focus on the most recent information involving the Los Angeles Lakers, together with the assembly between president Magic Johnson and head coach Luke Walton, the difficulty integrating the staff round LeBron James, and extra.

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  1. Oooohhhh no… You not gone take responsibility from LeBron….. I thought LeBron could play All 5 postions…..? I thought LeBron is the best player in the league right now? I thought LeBron has the best basketball IQ…? the team is not bad they are still in aww of playing with LeBron. But they are slowly starting to see why Kyrie, Wade, Ray, Kevin etc all say it hard with Lebron on the team. Not because he is great but because if you not kissing Lebron's hind parts then you are subjected to trade, being let go or just not playing. Here is how the line should look win or lose
    PG. Lonzo
    SG. Kuzma
    SF. Brandon
    PF. LeBron
    C. Jay
    Sixth man should be Rondo to run the second unit of KCP and B-Easy
    And slowly integrate Tyson…. Period

  2. Been a Laker fan since '81-'82 so Magic was a childhood hero BUT he still needs to fire himself. Old LeBron, Javale, old Rondo, Beasley and Stephenson? Lonzo Ball when we could have drafted Tatum? Lakers will win zero rings with Lonzo Ball as their starting point guard.

  3. Thank you finally somebody said it.. lol. The lakers just aren’t good enough to win NOW.. maybe later. Idk what magic Johnson’s recruiting pitch was… still don’t know why you let randle go. Got to let the young guys develop and not be stunted by Bron.

  4. lebron needs too lower his expectation on his teammates. he went to a team that is young and not experience. all the experience and knowledgeable players are playing in different teams. he needs to be patient and slowly make his teammates comfortable and stop yelling at them . lebron is got 13yrs of experience over his players . The solution is to be a leader and guide them with out fear . about the coach i don't know much about him . lebron should know about better what he put him self in .

  5. Are they making obvious topics about what was already known before the start of the season? Really?

    Lakers are a work in progress. The media is over-blowing their hype.

    Magic is being a hypocrite by succumbing to the media pressure, when he god damn well knew the Lakers needed more time to develop. Their struggles aren't that bad honestly, given how stacked the West is. Plus is Luke really the problem? Lol, he can only do so much with the players at his disposal. Plus, the defensive breakdowns are out of his control if the players are not sharp enough.

    Lebron is getting impatient also, after having so much success in the East by cruising to so many finals.

  6. Note the roster was set up for free agency for next year my only issue was Luke Walton is he really ready to handle the premier franchise in the NBA as a coach?
    Because he spent 30 games as head coach of a championship Golden State Warriors which is the team that can coach itself at this point he was blessed with the liquor job when they had a veteran proven Coach and Byron Scott who knew how to coach had been a couple NBA finals as a coach that has one coach of the year turned Chris Paul into the player he became.
    Yeah when the heat is on in the team is not good to start with the coach and the players in the front office in most cases.

  7. With One Single Move… Lakers ARE now good enough (with Tyson)… Crazy, how much difference one man can make! The 'chain' of defense was weakest at backup center and rebounding. No longer!
    Watch out NBA!! Here comes the New Lakers.

  8. Here is the nature and foreseeable pain and stress that will destroy great situation and that is Majic see the hold thats being dugged. He want to prevent the mockery the media is going to through at Luke. If you are my friend and you see me letting little things go, sooner or later Im gonna wish I had that stand up partner to hold me off. This is the situation. Not so much as an admonishment but a word to the wise. { just my opinion}

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