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It's no secret things haven't gone as planned for LeBron James and the Lakers in his first season in L.A. The issues have only managed to intensify after the trade deadline when every young Lakers player was seemingly on the verge of being traded to New Orleans in exchange for Anthony Davis. 

With the Lakers' playoffs hopes dwindling as we approach the NBA's stretch run, every game from here on out is a playoff game, at least according to LeBron himself. 


Except, last night, in what seemed like a must-win game for the Lakers, against those same Pelicans, LeBron's actions didn't exactly follow the way of his words.  


During a timeout in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game, LeBron didn't have any interest in hearing what his head coach Luke Walton had to say. LeBron stood away from the huddle staring off into space, while the rest of his teammates focused in on what Walton was putting together. 

Sure, it may amount to nothing and it could be seen as nitpicking, especially since LeBron had a great game on the stat sheet. But regardless, it's something you would prefer not to see from the star player of a team projected to miss the playoffs and a coach on the hot seat. 


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