It seems as if LeBron James “doesn’t really care.”
Those are the words of Walt “Clyde” Frazier, who called out the Lakers star for sitting on his own, apart from the team, during a timeout as Los Angeles visited the Knicks at the Garden on Sunday.
The Lakers, who entered the game 31-38 and will not be part of the playoffs, have had a chaotic season in LeBron Year 1, with injuries, trades that weren’t and a lot of losing.
You can see it all on James’ face, a face that wasn’t offering advice in the huddle, or even in the huddle at all.
“This type of behavior … when you’re the face of the NBA, you should be more a part of your team, folks,” Frazier said on the MSG telecast. “No matter what is going on. In the public, you gotta be a part of the team. Maybe in the locker room you’re not, but you have to exude that type of togetherness in public, folks. And right now we see he doesn’t really care.”
The 34-year-old, who has questioned his teammates’ primary motivations publicly multiple times in the past month, still has been near impossible to stop when he’s on the court. Through three quarters, James was 7-of-11 for 24 points with five assists.