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LeBron James achieved a new personal high in the NBA last night in the game against Indiana Pacers. Los Angeles Lakers put up a dismal performance Tuesday night when they lost by 42 points. The score by the Lakers was a near-worst defeat. CBS sports reminded NBA followers that they scored lower than that once before against the Mavericks in 2017, with a 49-point loss. In fact, the Tuesday game was the worst scoring loss that ever happened to LeBron. For LeBron, the only highlight was getting a three-pointer which made him the youngest player to score 32,000 career points.

After injury, LeBron James makes it back to a tardy team performance

LeBron James only just returned to the Lakers following his groin injury on Christmas Day.

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He sat out the game against Golden State Warriors only to return to a tardy team performance. Late into the game, by the halfway mark, they were already trailing by 19 points. In the second half, they played as though they have all the time in the world to make the playoffs. Forbes noted that the Pelicans most likely won't make the playoffs, and at this rate, Lakers could join them.

It didn't help when Brandon Ingram suffered the Pacers' fans chanting "LeBron's gonna trade you." Possibly, the thought of trades and upsets could easily put off a team that's still trying to gell. Forbes mentions the Lakers' interest in trading for Anthony Davis, which heightened speculation as LeBron said it would be “amazing” to play with him.

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Forbes mentions that Lakers discussed the possibilities of Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma, but they will need more than that to get Davis. Therefore, Brandon Ingram's probably on the list too.

Laker's highlight was LeBron's personal high with his 32,000 points

With JaVale McGee also getting mocked by Pacer's fans, morale looked a bit low in the Lakers' team. Unfortunately, they didn't pick up their game in the second half. It was only LeBron's three-pointer that brought any cheer. The highlight of the game came when he hit that personal high as the youngest NBA player to score 32,000 career points.

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However, there seems to be some distance between LeBron and the other players in the team. Actually, he was spotted sitting alone on the Lakers' bench.

It became apparent as well, that there's a lack of team spirit, as you can see in the video below. As @JazzRivers90 commented on the video, "Bruh they was JUST tryna trade the whole damn team away the last 48hrs. They weren’t exactly motivated lol." Still, not extending a helping hand could signal something toxic's going down in the locker room.

Final score for Lakers vs Indiana Pacers

The embarrassing score in the game against Indiana Pacers ended up as a 136-94 loss. Interestingly, last month, on Quora, talking about Lebron, Andrew Rei, an "NBA fan for more than 40 years & former amateur basketball official/referee," made some interesting points. He answered a question as to how many times LeBron James missed the playoffs.

He missed "Just twice, his first two seasons, 2003–2004 and 2004–2005. He has been to nine NBA Finals total, including the last eight (four with Miami, two wins; four with Cleveland, one win). While many believe that he’ll lead the Lakers to the playoffs this season, with the extreme competition in the clusterf*ck known as the Western Conference, many believe that his consecutive Finals appearances streak will come to an end."

What do you think about the dismal performance by the Los Angeles Lakers in their near-worst loss against Indiana Pacers? Do you think the highlight of the game was LeBron James hitting his personal high of 32,000 career points? What about the possible trade for Anthony Davis? Do you think that demotivated the young Lakers' team?

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