On the day that marked LeBron James’ 20th anniversary of making his NBA debut in the same city, the LA Lakers faced another defeat as coach Darvin Ham said: “There are definitely things to work on.”
As James arrived, he was greeted by a framed picture of his 18-year-old self flying in for a right-handed hammer dunk against none other than the evening’s opponents, the Sacramento Kings.
After a rocky start to the season, the Lakers saw themselves on the end of a 127-132 defeat, the fourth loss from the last five meetings between the sides. Speaking after the game, Lakers coach Darvin Ham said: “We did a lot of great things out there tonight.
“Definitely, some things we need to work on. Some things I need to tighten up.”
While the Lakers coach saw some great contributions and performances from his side, the focus for Ham is on ironing out the rotation of his side.
He said: “My rotation, we got to really dig into that. Really, take a close look, and so guys are in rhythm.
“We have a great collection of players. And I played in this league. When you know when you’re going in and who you’re playing with, that matters.
“So, buckling down on our rotation, I’ll start there.
“That definitely is the main thing that’s on my mind.”