LeBron James walked off the court with 5 minutes left on the clock because the Lakers were down by 32 points, according to The Western Journal.
Lebron fans be like: “we are gonna see 2012 Lebron tonight. He will show he can carry this team without Davis”
LeBum: leaves the bench with over 5 minutes left because of embarrassment pic.twitter.com/Wfntxeuasi
— Justin Simao (@J_Simao08) June 2, 2021
— Kenzos_customs (@Kenzos_customs) June 2, 2021
Lebron: Also Lebron: pic.twitter.com/wSI3oYGbqD
— suns in 6 (@matt_scheller) June 2, 2021
This is how I will always remember @KingJames he is a Quitter, we have seen it too many times, always HIS team until they loose, then he disappears, pouts, sits at the end of the bench! Youngsters out there…this is NOT how you handle defeat..quitting is the easiest thing to do! https://t.co/o0CdYyp5QK
— Ben McDonald (@realbenmcdonald) June 2, 2021
LeBron James leaves Lakers bench early amid blowout loss to Suns; defending champs on brinkhttps://t.co/tJ6UTslpm9
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 2, 2021
"We got our ass kicked, it's that simple…we have to be better if we want to force a Game 7." LeBron James shares his thoughts on tonight's loss with @LakersReporter and areas the #LakeShow will need to improve at STAPLES in Game 6. pic.twitter.com/FQtlBG8uL3
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) June 2, 2021
Booker (30 PTS & 7 REB) came up big in the Suns' Game 5 win ♨️ pic.twitter.com/mVni9GaWKV
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 2, 2021
James said, “We got our ass kicked. I mean, it’s just that simple.”
From The Western Journal:
The Suns made 14 3-pointers and had just four turnovers against the NBA’s regular-season defensive efficiency leader.
The only bad news: point guard Chris Paul took a shot to his injured right shoulder in the third quarter and did not return.
James scored 17 of his 24 points in the third quarter, but couldn’t rally the listless Lakers. The four-time league MVP sat at the end of the bench by himself in the fourth quarter before heading to the locker room with about five minutes left.
Many on social media mocked the outspoken Lakers star.
Game 6 is Thursday in Los Angeles.
The series between one-time rivals has been shaped by injuries.
The Suns won the first game in the desert despite Paul injuring his shoulder. Los Angeles won the next two with Paul ailing, then Phoenix took Game 4 102-94 in Los Angeles after Davis went down with a groin injury.
The Suns took advantage of Davis’ absence early in Game 5, repeatedly getting into the lane for shots or kickouts for open looks.
Booker was the biggest beneficiary.
He had been relatively quiet the previous two games — at least for one of the league’s top scorers — scoring a combined 36 points on 11-of-24 shooting. Phoenix’s young All-Star came out firing in the pivotal game of the series, scoring 18 points in the first quarter and hitting a corner jumper to put the Suns up 18 early in the second.