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With Lakers reeling, LeBron James apologizes

LeBron James in Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 15: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game against the Denver Nuggets on January 15, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Lakers are down bad.

LeBron James:

The Lakers have lost three straight to fall to 21-22. Their most-recent two losses were to the even-worse Kings and to the Nuggets by 37.

Yes, Anthony Davis has been out. But Los Angeles was off track even when he was healthy.

Maybe the Lakers, as LeBron promised, will be better. But, perhaps most concerningly: He’s already doing so much to try to lift the team. The 37-year-old isn’t coasting while waiting for the playoffs. His efforts just aren’t enough.

Until the Lakers reverse their fortunes, LeBron’s apology sounds rather pitiful – which is music to the ears of the many people who enjoy seeing the Lakers struggle.