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“C’mon man, I’m turning 38 in two months” — LeBron James isn't taking the blame for the Los Angeles Lakers disaster

For anyone who speaks LeBron, the translation is obvious - it's time for Anthony Davis to step up.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron James is playing his 20th season in the NBA. As staggering and astonishing as this sounds, the King has achieved all of this with sheer grit, tenacity, and supreme courage and has managed to avoid injuries, which has helped him propel his career in the right direction.

But an aging body demands an aging mind and frailty in decision-making skills. The King receives widespread criticism for not playing to the levels he once did, but who has ever managed to do that in the sporting world for two decades?

Gone are the good old days

James is the recipient of four championship rings, with the latest one coming in 2020 with the Lakers. Over the years, he has had some stellar performances for the Cavs, the Heat, and the Lakers. It isn't easy to choose one, but yes, Game 6 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals always comes to mind.

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Subsequently, the way he led the Cavaliers in 2016 was simply a sight to behold because no team before that had made a comeback from 3-1 down in the NBA Finals and won the next three on a trot, and that too against the prime Warriors. He is a class act and a world-class icon who has given many memories to NBA fanatics all around the globe.

Realization and Acceptance are the marks of a great sportsman.

When James faced criticism for his play this season and his failure to lead the Lakers toward consistency, he pointed out the obvious. "C'mon man. I'm turning 38 in almost two months, basically two months.

James knows that he cannot do everything by himself; add to that, he is aging. All these comments are directed at his younger co-stars, primarily Anthony Davis. Everyone who follows the Lakers has been hearing the same thing for years. "It's time for Anthony Davis to take over most of the burden in the regular season." Good luck with that. 

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