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LeBron James expresses frustration after Lakers’ loss: ‘Just go out and do your job’

In a post-game interview following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 139-122 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, LeBron James conveyed visible frustration and impatience with the team’s current trajectory. The 39-year-old, in his 21st NBA season, made it clear that he’s hungry for success and eager to see a turnaround.

When asked about his message to teammates and how they can reverse their fortunes, James responded sharply, “I don’t have any message for my teammates. Just go out and do your job.” His tone and body language suggested irritation with the Lakers’ recent struggles.

During earlier comments, James acknowledged the team’s inconsistency, stating, “We could on any given night beat any team in the NBA. And then on any given night, we could get our a** kicked,” highlighting the unpredictable nature of their performances.

The Lakers’ current record stands at 24-25, placing them as the ninth seed in the competitive Western Conference. Anthony Davis was notably absent from the game against the Hawks due to injuries to his hip and Achilles. Meanwhile, the coaching decisions, including starting Jaxon Hayes over Christian Wood, have sparked discussions about head coach Darvin Ham’s job security.

As the NBA trade deadline approaches next week, there is speculation that the Lakers’ front office might make significant moves to address the team’s challenges. The pressure is mounting on the organization to find solutions and improve its standing in the highly competitive Western Conference.

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