The Los Angeles Lakers have had a hard time without LeBron James this season as they are only 1-3 with the superstar off the lineup.
Two of those losses went to the humble Oklahoma City Thunder, but the most recent loss came from the Portland Trail Blazers.
James’ former teammate and now NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins announced that he was telling his sons to go to bed earlier instead of watching the Lakers lose on Saturday as he feared they would take bad habits out of the game .
.@KendrickPerkins was HEATED to watch the Lakers lose to Portland on Saturday
“I watched the game with my two oldest sons and let them go to bed early because I didn’t want them to pick up bad habits.”
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“When I watch the Los Angeles Lakers, even without LeBron James, they have no excuse to come out and play like they did against Portland,” said Perkins. “Portland was struggling. You still have guys like Carmelo Anthony. You still have Dwight Howard. You still have Avery Bradley. You still have Rondo Rajon. You still have Malik Monk.
“You still have enough to at least go out there and compete. It was just that bad. I mean, it was so bad that I watched the game with my two oldest sons, and I let them go to bed early because I didn’t want them to adopt bad habits. “
The Lakers are only 5-5 in the season but they have a chance to recover on Monday night and claim a win against the Charlotte Hornets.
The Hornets lost three games in a row before the matchup on Monday at the Staples Center. Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. PST.