Letters: Readers agree LeBron James can depart the Lakers

For as soon as, Invoice Plaschke went on the hyperbole and created an correct image of who LeBron James has develop into. To place it merely: “Rebuild with out him” will not be solely the proper reply, however the one one.

Too unhealthy James is unlikely to be gone earlier than he breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s goalscoring report. That date will not give Lakers followers a lot purpose to cheer.

“See you” will.

Barry Bauling


The Lakers ought to simply commerce LeBron James. It is a staff sport and he cries over every thing. For a man who does not play protection and stands round and does not transfer, he has no area to speak about everybody else and their lack of play. He whines at each foul on the pitch. All he needs to do is get the ball on the pitch for extra private stats.

James Simpson
Newport Seaside


LeBron is fearful about dropping. But it surely’s his turnovers, lack of protection and poor shot choice that harm the staff. He needed Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook on the staff. Davis is a part-time participant and Westbrook is an costly mediocre participant. Jeanie Buss just lately gave Rob Pelinka a contract extension, suggesting she does not maintain him absolutely chargeable for the present squad and the staff’s woes.

Bernie Kovac
port metropolis


I’ve my very own firm and I do not need an worker who does not need to work for me. They do not put within the most effort, get crushed and negatively have an effect on the morale and efficiency of others. It is time to expose LeBron’s bluff and let him go some other place. The group wants to know that they personal the staff and name the photographs. Not LeBron.

Flora Perry
Los Angeles


OK, I will say it. LeBron’s signing was the worst determination in Lakers historical past. Do not get me mistaken, I get pleasure from watching him play and actually recognize how dominant he could be. However we have pledged our current and future to making an attempt to assemble a staff round him. The plan is not working and is taking us additional and additional away from the championship struggle with every passing 12 months.

Vincent Martinez
South Pasadena


LeBron James stated, “I do not need to finish my profession enjoying at this stage from a staff perspective.” Such wonderful management expertise! And yet one more factor: your profession IS over.

Andreas M Weiss
Playa del Rey


What a stark distinction of character on Thursday’s sports activities division entrance web page. On the one hand, a shifting tribute to Roberto Clemente, an important ball participant and philanthropist who all the time put others earlier than himself. Subsequent column, a whining LeBron James speaking to reporters about himself and his personal greatness.

Rhys Thomas


We’re approaching the tenth anniversary of Jerry Buss’ loss of life. We’re additionally approaching the tenth anniversary of the gradual and regular decline of a as soon as nice sports activities franchise.

In a method, it is fairly a tribute to Mr. Buss that the Lakers have managed to retain the hearts and {dollars} of their massive and constant fanbase after so a few years of failure. With out the enticing Lakers model, the staff would have develop into the laughing inventory of the league a lot sooner. The franchise has virtually sunk to the place it was within the Donald Sterling Clipper period.

I gave up on the Lakers for good that season. Fortunately we have now one other native NBA staff that has a Jerry Buss kind proprietor. Like Jerry Buss, Steve Balmer does not fake to be a basketball genius. He loves the game and his staff and hires the perfect individuals to determine the right way to win.

Fred Goeber
Playa Vista

farmer riddle

We’re truly in talks about bringing Trevor Bauer again? It was heartbreaking to listen to Dodgers followers take his home violence suspension with a grain of salt for being an excellent pitcher. There are dozens of excellent pitchers in MLB who do not assault ladies. However disgrace on the Dodgers for signing him within the first place figuring out of his unhealthy character and questionable habits.

It is unhealthy sufficient they could not strike a cope with Justin Turner, final season’s Roberto Clemente Award winner. However individuals need to convey Trevor Bauer again? When the Dodgers convey him again, they may have quite a bit to elucidate to Dodgers followers who’ve been victims of sexual assault and home violence.

Andrea Bremser
Los Angeles


As a teen, individuals had been presumed harmless till confirmed responsible. Nowadays it appears responsible till confirmed harmless. So far as I can inform, Trevor Bauer is harmless on trial. Within the court docket of public opinion, Bauer is discovered responsible, and with that, the Dodgers will launch Trevor Bauer. My how our world has modified.

Chris Sorce
fountain valley


Possibly now could be the time to ask the gamers on the staff about Trevor Bauer. Nobody likes what they’ve heard about his habits. No one needs to say that successful is all that issues. However on the opposite facet of the query, is public relations all that issues? After we keep in mind that Bauer has not been charged or prosecuted, and that is America, we have now to ask: are we utterly taking away from an individual the power to use their livelihood expertise to an allegation?

Scott W Hamre
Cherry Valley


If historical past has taught us something, there is just one staff that might signal Trevor Bauer.

The robbers.

Paul Feininger
Agoura Hill

Issues in SoFi Stadium

The elephant within the room that nobody talks about externally in relation to SoFi Stadium is that it has develop into a drunken, combative free-for-all amongst followers, significantly throughout Rams video games.

I do know one of many feminine employees members who was lifted off the ground after which hit within the physique by a drunk fan who was making an attempt to enter one of many golf equipment and not using a correct move. He obtained in and was finally kicked out. And this isn’t a one-off occasion.

A number of fights and brawls in every sport are the norm – 5 or extra per sport.

Not an excellent signal for SoFi’s future.

Hank White
Los Angeles

massive metropolis aptitude

Due to Eric Sondheimer for naming Dijon Stanley Excessive Faculty Footballer of the Yr.

By highlighting Stanley and different nice Metropolis Part college gamers, hopefully youngsters and oldsters will see which you could play with buddies at their neighborhood faculties and nonetheless win awards and scholarships. You do not have to drive two hours throughout city to a brand new a part of city simply to perhaps get on. With the switch portal extensive open, a toddler simply must be positioned on a school staff. When you’ve got what it takes, the massive faculties will discover you.

Jeff Heister

Effectively completed, disgust

Jeff Miller’s article on the unbelievable achievements and drive of the inimitable Austin Ekeler was an important present to readers on Christmas Day. A real chief and humble athlete with uncommon talents, Ekeler is a exceptional position mannequin, a beacon of positivity and a task mannequin that dedication can reap.

John Jacobs
Los Angeles


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