LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are sitting in a highly uncomfortable position right now. The Lakers are 0-2 against the Denver Nuggets, who have never lost a playoff series after going 2-0 up. The Lakers were in control of the game till the 3rd quarter, however, in the fourth everything went sideways. It was a horrendous display from the Lakers who are now looking unlikely to come back from such a deficit.
With such a dismal performance in Game 2, things do not look good for the Lakers. This could very well be their last series in the playoffs. Former NBA and Lakers player, Dwight Howard took note of the abysmal performance from LeBron and the Lakers. He has been trolling NBA players to come to Taiwan after they get eliminated from the playoffs. However, Howard instantly invited LeBron to join him in Taiwan.
Dwight Howard recruiting LeBron James to Taiwan pic.twitter.com/mG19AUPCsm
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Howard went live on social media, where one fan asked him to recruit LeBron to Taiwan after a terrible performance. “Bron!! 0-2, I know you the king, you the GOAT. Why not come to Taiwan for 1 game my bruh?” Howard said. He jokingly said that he could play for a very long time in Taiwan. “you can play till 90 over here, 90 my bruh, you can play till 90 and never stop playing bruh. Bron Come on over bruh,” Howard added.
With the Lakers running out of options against the Nuggets, Taiwan might just be the place for LeBron. The King is nowhere near his prime, and the fact that he is still putting in good stats is incredible. Unfortunately, LeBron is unable to carry the same form he did years ago. NBA fans are starting to wonder if this is the beginning of the end of King James.
LeBron James breaks an unwanted record in the postseason against the Denver Nuggets
It was a disastrous 4th quarter for the King who showed signs that he is human. James is one of the most clutch players, however, he left that trait of his at home against the Nuggets. LeBron who rarely misses a shot from close range fumbled a straightforward layup. In an attempt for a spectacular James ended up missing an open layup. However, this is not all, the Lakers lacked shooting from beyond the arc.
LeBron James has missed 19 straight 3-pointers in the 4th quarter dating back to Game 2 of the 1st Round this year.
That’s the longest streak by any player in the last 25 postseasons. pic.twitter.com/xMzmc1sINI
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It is no wonder why that is, the King missed all of his 3-point attempts, including three in the last quarter. He has now missed 19 consecutive 3-point attempts, this puts him in the record books for the longest miss in the postseason, in the last 25 years. Lebron managed 31.2% from beyond the arc in the regular season. However, in the postseason it has dropped further down to 22%. It is something of a worry for LeBron.