The Los Angeles Lakers won their 5th straight game on Saturday night, knocking out the exciting and young Sacramento Kings with a tough 136-134 win.
Once again, 38-year-old LeBron James played a major role in the team’s success, scoring 37 points.
James isn’t getting any younger, but he’s still playing amazing basketball.
Still, his team continues to struggle, leading many to wonder what the front office will do to improve the roster in the immediate future.
The plain truth is that the Lakers don’t have to wait forever because James won’t always play like this.
“You all know what the F*** should be going on.”
LeBron has shared his thoughts on trading the 2027/29 picks with Sam Amick after the Lakers beat the Kings. pic.twitter.com/MlXUiAjZhe
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James spoke to Sam Amick of The Athletic and made it clear that his patience with the team was starting to wear thin.
Asked about the roster upgrades and the suggestion that the front office should swap future draft picks for more help, James was clear.
“You all know what should happen,” James told Amick.
He added: “I don’t need to talk.”
For months now, fans have been imploring Rob Pelinka and the Lakers to use the coveted draft picks to improve the roster.
This desire has only grown since Anthony Davis was injured.
Without more help, James could put up monster numbers that no 38-year-old ever has and the team could still suffer and miss the playoffs.
However, internal reports said that Pelinka and Jeanie Buss were retaining the draft picks and preferred to wait until the offseason to make any changes.
Looks like James isn’t too fond of this plan and he finally makes it known.
When James talks, people listen – will Pelinka, Buss and the rest of the Lakers organization pay attention to their star player?