[Post-Game Thread] The Los Angeles Lakers (9-3) defeat the Houston Rockets (3-6) 117-100, led by 26 from LeBron!
[–]Lakers foulbowels 129 指標 2小時前
Obligatory "wasn't as close as scoreline makes it seem".
Weird ass game tbh, missed dunks and layups, turnovers galore, refs calling phantom fouls on errrrbody.
And Lebron still coasting to elite statlines wth.
[–]Lakers oopseedoopseewee 41 指標 2小時前
Man how many missed dunks were there lol
Good W though
[–][DAL] Wang Zhizhi suzukigun4life 11 指標 2小時前
I counted 5, but it could've been more
[–]Lakers Human_mind 4 指標 1小時前
Plus the few blown layups. I'd like to know if that was as many as ever in one game. I thought I was watching a rec league game there at times.
[–]Lakers prodigymix 6 指標 2小時前
First half was solid basketball, kept turnovers down and had solid ball movement and got some steals and fast breaks.
Second half was a hot pile of garbage on skid row.
[–][LAL] Kobe Bryant Crippledforlife42 3 指標 2小時前
Can we always play Houston. I quite like it when we play them
[–]LakersHeor326 117 指標 2小時前
Lebron is fucking ridiculous
[–]Lakers thereturnofjagger 51 指標 1小時前
An above average basketball player for certain
[–]unjollyjollybean 25 指標 1小時前
All star potential if he keeps at it.
[–]Strict-Gur2623 16 指標 1小時前
Having a quiet MVP season.
[–]Grand Floridian royal_10_N-bombs 6 指標 1小時前
LeBron could be the greatest role player of all time if he wanted to
[–]NBA PhantomBear_626 108 指標 2小時前
The game can basically be summed up by that Bron no look 3. Just the Lakers toying around with the Rockets
[–]Champion godFlow 68 指標 2小時前
No one cared after 7 minutes into the 2nd. Shit was over
[–]Mavericks LoveMavs1031 24 指標 2小時前
Literally 3 quarters of garbage time
[–]Lakers foulbowels 21 指標 2小時前
Might've been sooner than that honestly felt so one-sided the entire time
[–]dadoaesopthefifth 291 指標 2小時前
There is nothing that will drive me more crazy than losing to FREAKING AVERAGE PLAYERS, which is what LeBron James is
[–]Lakers ThatOneGuyy310 11 指標 2小時前
What’s not driving me crazy is how a championship team beat the crap out of an average team
[–]Lakers russketeer34 64 指標 2小時前
I love that the Lakers completely destroyed the Rockets franchise and what they've been trying to do for the past few years with that playoff series. Lakers paying Houston back for atrocities committed against Los Angeles.
[–][NBA] Wendell Carter Jrpinoymilk 於 4小時前 發表887& 13 more
[Highlight] Lakers bench having some fun as LeBron relocates then knocks down the 3!
[–]Lakers LittleFart 184 指標 4小時前
[–]Lakers EBDoo 113 指標 4小時前
My man stood there for three full seconds before running back lmao
[–]Knicks mr_feenys_car 27 指標 3小時前
Yeah but a few years ago he would stand there for the entire possession after a shot.
[–]mediocredolphin 1253 指標 4小時前
wow Bron really feeling himself. That's probably one of the riskiest moves of his career in terms of potential to get memed on lmao
[–]KnickedUp 622 指標 3小時前
You know when the three is pure
[–]Lakers BerriesNCreme 53 指標 2小時前
Nick young has entered the chat
[–]Zion-Fat_Luka-FATTER 90 指標 2小時前
Kemba Walker says hello
[–]Raptors EchoBay 137 指標 3小時前
I can only imagine Skip Bayless tomorrow if he missed it. "Michael Jeffrey Jordan would NEVER miss that shot! Lebron James is officially OUT of the GOAT conversation, I don't want to hear it anymore!"
[–]Raptors EchoBay 7 指標 3小時前
Yo, this mad disrespectful! We saw some rough shit in those LeBronto Playoff days against us, but this is on another level lmao. What did the Rockets do to make him stunt on them so hard?
[–][BOS] Shaquille O'Neal gda19 761 指標 4小時前*
I don't think the rockets can recover from this. They are taking this clowning and showing no fight
[–]Lakers Significant_Night_65 270 指標 4小時前
Feritta has to sell the team and go into exile after this
[–]Rockets slide_rules_ 141 指標 4小時前
I’d love that
[–]Lakers Coffeeandsoda 23 指標 4小時前
Rockets would rise up if Fertitta leaves. He’s their curse right now
[–]Heat Giannis1995 22 指標 2小時前
The Lakers just got a professional win. That's how champions preserve themselves.
[–]Lakers adonisgawd 207 指標 2小時前
Man games against the rockets are usually fun since the banter with rockets fans is always spicy but these two games it was just boring and not fun.
Harden looks checked out and demoralized.
[–][LAL] Stu Lantz CutLonzosHair2017 4 指標 1小時前
[–][LAL] Sasha Vujačić PairedFoot08 103 指標 2小時前
Rockets fans also definitely lost a lot of their spirit, they don't even try to defend Harden anymore (don't blame them)
[–]Supersonics Zeech360 2 指標 1小時前
I rarely see Rockets fans period
[–][LAL] Brandon Ingram MasterOberon 4 指標 1小時前
They were nonexistent in the game thread. The other day they were there complaining about the officiating the entire time but this time they just said fuck it and stayed home
[–]Rockets Frostbrine 66 指標 2小時前
Nah Harden’s still top 5
[–][LAL] Sasha Vujačić PairedFoot08 59 指標 2小時前
[–]Rockets Frostbrine 33 指標 2小時前
[–]ADavid Johnson 4 指標 44 分鐘前
And to be fair to Harden, nobody wants to be working for Tilman Fertitta if they can avoid it.
[–]Lakerslalo1398 9 指標 1小時前
I mean no doubt, even when we were up big I was worried every time he’d score he would turn it up. Just hard to do when there’s no interest from him
[–]Lakers NotUpForDebate11 3 指標 59 分鐘前
I mean the bigger issue is other than wall and wood the rest of the team is just complete ass. Eric gordon is useless now and the rest of those guys are just g leaguers
[–]Lakers arosile 20 指標 2小時前
Harden looks like he gave up no interest at all
[–]Rockets wgel1000 51 指標 2小時前
He's a big part of the problem.
[–]can_wien07 29 指標 2小時前
he is the problem. Destroyed the team chemistry
[–]Lakers percbandit 41 指標 2小時前
I mean even then, their defense is so abysmal that it’s preventing them from being a playoff squad.
[–]can_wien07 4 指標 1小時前
and when your best player doesnt give a fuck about defense or anything dont expect anyone else too. The rockets have ALOT of solid players. The warriors team has a far worse roster.
[–]Rockets SuperYusri500 257 指標 2小時前
I hate this team.
[–]Rockets timmysp 3 指標 2小時前
What team? You mean the 5 guys running around the court in rocket's jerseys doing absolutely nothing?
[–]Lakers Coffeeandsoda 128 指標 2小時前
They seem so out of sync.
[–][LAL] Rick Fox melperz 39 指標 1小時前
Atnleast they're showing up to play
[–]Lakers thelaziest998 23 指標 1小時前
Yeah the same way I show up to work everyday. Sure I’m physically there and I technically do what is asked, that doesn’t mean I’m not sandbagging it and would rather be elsewhere.
[–]Lakers 00DPark_ 57 指標 2小時前
It’s not even the Rockets fault. The Lakers figured out their offense. They were blowing up the PNR then rotating to steal the kickout three. There’s not much Houston could’ve done without making major adjustments offensively.
[–]Rockets VenmoMeFiveBucks 22 指標 2小時前
How's everybody's night been so far?
[–]Lakers ThatOneGuyy310 15 指標 2小時前
[–]Raptors NotWD 19 指標 2小時前
16 points on 5-16? The fuck was Harden doing?
[–]Kings ak3331 4 指標 1小時前
Harden's postgame interview said everything. He's done. He's clearly done giving a shit about his body too.
[–]Gran Destino horseshoeoverlook 於 1小時前 * 發表
James Harden says Rockets are "just not good enough … I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can. I mean, this situation is crazy. It’s something that I don’t think can be fixed."
[–]76ers philly26715 312 指標 1小時前
And here. We. Go.
[–]NBA EarthWarping 10 指標 2小時前
The Harden/Simmons trade seems like it should happen
[–][BOS] Kevin Garnett celtics090 6 指標 2小時前
It's over Houston. Trade Harden.
[–]Rockets slide_rules_ 6 指標 2小時前
Good think OKC is gonna have our pick haha kill me
[–][SAS] Devin Vassell desubeast 375 指標 1小時前
People will shit on him but imo this is better than him claiming they can be good when he clearly wants out.
[–]Jay New2K 126 指標 1小時前
Always have to credit honesty
[–]Pelicans 16ringsupinmycocina 141 指標 1小時前
Fanbases wanted honesty from their superstars and Harden is giving it out lmao
[–]Grand RapidsCreative 17 指標 42 分鐘前
Better than Kyrie at least.
[–]Heat jbenson255 27 指標 1小時前
It really puts an end to the rockets fans who were grasping at hopes that he would want to stay with that roster
[–]Rockets LightSkinDarylMorey 24 指標 1小時前
Facts. At least we can move forward if anything.
Time for a new page
[–]BackIn2019 175 指標 1小時前
Maybe Kyrie heard that the Nets are trying to trade him for Harden, so he's completely tanking his own value to sabotage it.
[–]Lakers JoeBiden2020FTW 15 指標 1小時前
Harden's done nothing wrong, looks like people are finally realizing.
It was Tilman who burned the franchise to the ground. Harden is just trying to seek refuge.
[–]Raptors realsomalipirate 14 指標 1小時前
Do we not remember him not showing up to camp and going out all night during a fucking pandemic?
[–]Mavericks quiteCryptic 31 指標 1小時前
I mean I give credit to being straight up and not secretive about it…
But from what I can tell it seems like he requested a lot of the shitty moves from the last few years to get the team to this state.
But I also have to sympathize about getting the new cheap owner too.
[–]Corporal_Snorkel69 9 指標 1小時前
The real final nail in the coffin was going all in for microball though
[–]Timberwolves Wrightzlol 17 指標 1小時前
Harden blew up the cp3, capela rockets and he needs to take onus for that. That team was a legitimate championship caliber roster. Cp3, Gordon, tucker, Capela, Harden. Stacked team that choked at the finish line.
[–]Rockets sd1414 83 指標 2小時前
Lakers supporting cast being good might actually cost LeBron the MVP this season since he doesn't have to play anything close to a full game even though he's dominating during his minutes.
[–]aj2704 12 指標 2小時前
That actually might be true. Lakers were up 30, while LeBron only had 23 points? Like man, when has that ever happen before.
[–]Lakers MMDroxy 170 指標 4小時前
He's not even trying right now…
[–]blazinit430 23 指標 3小時前
Gonna be pretty scary once he stops this load management business
[–]Rockets sd1414 12 指標 2小時前
Yeah, his line looks like an average game until you realize he put up a line that I think was 22/5/4 in just the first half.
[–]LakersLeify1989 79 指標 2小時前
If he didn't win it last year, he won't win it this year
[–]Mavericks k2abal 11 指標 1小時前
Giannis put up better stats with a better record last year. The choice was easy. If they have the best record (which they most likely will) and noone is putting up way better stats than him I think he will win it
[–]Rockets sd1414 25 指標 2小時前
He made his push too late in the season. I thought he had a slight chance after those 2 games against the Clippers and Bucks, but doubt it would have mattered. MVP is about narratives and seems that most voters had made up their mind.
This season you can tell there's an opening for him to be an early frontrunner. Embiid is making a strong case in Philly too though.
[–][SEA] Jerome James DG_Now 14 指標 1小時前
It was so dumb. The media ordained Giannis with 4 months to go. And Giannis didn't get Barack Obama on the phone; LeBron did that. If that's not Most Valuable, what is?
[–]Rockets sd1414 5 指標 1小時前
Happens all the time in the MVP race. Media needs something to talk about in the middle of the season, so the conversations start to happen early. If you don't make your case early, you're most likely toast.
[–][CLE] LeBron James Zachkah 4 指標 1小時前
He has a better chance this year. Giannis fatigue, Luka underperforming, Jokic is in the mix but his team sucks, KD is in the mix but he doesn't have the all around impact that Lebron does, who else is in the convo? CP3 if the Suns outperform expectations and he has solid numbers? I doubt it but it's possible. Curry if the Warriors outperform? Possible. Other than that, who's in the mix?
[–]Lakers georgesmileyslighter [分數隱藏] 46 分鐘前
I think so too. It seems like Embiid is the other “main” MVP candidate, but if Lakers get the top overall seed, I think it goes to LeBron. It’s pretty much a “Life Achievement Award” if he wins it—the narrative is too good. I see people thinking Curry has a chance, but the Warriors might not finish with a good record.