LeBron downplays weight of Lakers' 0-3 start
7:34 AM ET
LOS ANGELES — After enduring a wild first week with the Los Angeles Lakers that featured a multiplayer brawl, several close calls and, ultimately, LeBron James‘ first 0-3 start since his second year in the league, the star forward said he isn’t fazed one bit by what’s unfolded so far.
“It’s not tough,” James said after his potential game-winning step-back 3 was off the mark in L.A.’s 143-142 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. “I know what I got myself into. It’s a process. I get it. And it will be fine.
“So, I didn’t come here thinking we were going to be blazing storms right out of the gate. It’s a process and I understand that.”
On the one hand, the Lakers probably don’t overcome an early 18-point deficit to the Spurs if James hadn’t pumped in 32 points, 14 assists and 8 rebounds on the night — including a game-tying 28-foot 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3.3 seconds left in regulation.
Luke Walton was critical of NBA officiating following the Lakers’ loss to the Spurs, after what he believed were missed calls on the Lakers and LeBron