NBA – Legend James Worthy criticizes the Los Angeles Lakers after the Houston Rockets

Franchise legend James Worthy has criticized the Los Angeles Lakers after the bitter bankruptcy against the Houston Rockets. He got approval from Carmelo Anthony.

“I did not think we could achieve a new low point, but that has changed today. At the beginning of the season, there were great expectations of this team and now they arrived at one point where they realize that they do not meet these expectations can. Even with the injury Anthony Davis, there is no excuse. You should be better than you are currently, “said Worthy at SPECTRUM SportSnet after the 130: 139 defeat against the final light of the West.

“But now they realize that they can not win. They just have no chance to beat the good teams like the Suns. You can not completely write them completely, but it does not look like the stubbornness and the Will to liberate out of this hole, “he added, after LA had scored a 0: 10 run against the Rockets in the Overtime, which they could no longer catch up.

Following the game, Carmelo Anthony commented on the criticism of the Hall of Famers and agreed even in parts. “I have great respect for James and that’s his opinion. He has been part of this organization for a long time and has deserved the right to have an opinion. I do not contradict him completely,” Melo said before the end of the Regular season had a chance to win the ball after a pass from Lebron James but not to catch properly.

Lakers coach bird: “super played”

Lebron himself was criticized for just that situation, as it looked like he had a pretty simple layup lying to victory to serve said Anthony on the wing. After the game, James explained that David Nwaba had forced him to take two long steps, which he was behind the backboard. He would have been able to force a layup, “but I thought, Melo would have a much better litter than me,” he explained sb Nations Ryan Ward.

Coach Frank Bird, on the other hand, was satisfied despite the defeat and partly catastrophic defensive of his team. “Our boys have fought, we have developed the best throws and they have played great,” he said Bill ORAM (the athletic).

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Due to the defeat, the Lakers are at a balance sheet of 28-37 and now even need to tremble the play-in. The New Orleans Pelicans (1.5) and the Portland Trail Blazers (3) sit in the neck.