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LeBron James gets criticized - and blocked - in Lakers’ loss to Knicks

LeBron James gets criticized - and blocked - in Lakers’ loss to Knicks

On Sunday, the team's season was summed up quite nicely as they lost to the league-worst Knicks, 124-123. However, after taking that 122-111 lead, L.A. would allow NY to go on a 13-1 run the rest of the way, resulting in an absolutely stunning loss that was capped off in the most improbable of ways.

It proved to be one to forget for the legendary forward, who scored 33 points but saw a shot to win it with 2.3 seconds remaining blocked by Mario Hezonja. Yes, you read that correctly.

James said after the loss that he saw "no difference" between the woeful Knicks and his own squad, calling them "two teams out of the postseason", and adding, "We could have a couple of more wins than them, but both teams right now are looking on the outside looking in".

"He just missed shots", Hezonja said. Then James's attempt at a game-winning shot was decisively rejected by New York's Mario Hezonja. "If you are saying that you are the reason that he is missing shots, you are an idiot".

James signed a four-year, $153 million deal with the Lakers before the season.

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Walton defended the looks that James got in crunch time.

In a game recently against the New Orleans Pelicans, James was seen looking in the opposite direction of the huddle during a timeout, turning his back on head coach Luke Walton and his teammates. "And that's it. Everything else comes secondary, they only want us to go out and perform at a high level and play the game at a high level so we can be mentioned with some of the great teams that's in the league at that point in time".

Damyean Dotson scored 25 points and Kevin Knox chipped in 19 for the Knicks, who benefited from a season-high 41-point first quarter to post their first win since a 108-103 victory against Orlando on February 26. He was on the court this time, but could not will his team to a victory.

When approached by TMZ, Cube was asked about comments made by Frazier, who says James doesn't care.

'In the public, you got to be a part of the team, ' Frazier said.