Letters: Readers agree, LeBron James can go away the Lakers

For as soon as, Invoice Plaschke went lite on the hyperbole and created an correct picture of who LeBron James has change into. Merely put, “Rebuild without him” will not be solely the fitting reply, it’s the solely reply.

Too unhealthy James isn’t more likely to be gone earlier than he breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring report. That date gained’t give Lakers followers a lot to cheer about.

“See ya” will.

Barry Bauling


The Lakers ought to simply commerce LeBron James. It’s a staff sport, and he’s crying about all the pieces. For a man who doesn’t play protection and stands round and doesn’t transfer, he doesn’t have room to speak about everybody else and their lack of play. He whines on each foul on the court docket. All he desires to do is take the ball up the court docket to get extra private stats.

James Simpson
Newport Seaside


LeBron is anxious about dropping. But it’s his turnovers, no protection, and poor shot choice that’s hurting the staff. He wished Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook on the staff. Davis is a part-time participant and Westbrook is an costly mediocre participant. Jeanie Buss gave Rob Pelinka a contract extension lately, which signifies she doesn’t maintain him completely accountable for the present roster and the staff’s issues.

Bernie Kovach
Harbor Metropolis


I’ve my very own enterprise and are not looking for any worker who doesn’t wish to work for me. They don’t put forth most effort, are defeated and negatively affect the morale in addition to others’ performances. It’s time to name LeBron’s bluff and let him go elsewhere. The group wants to know they personal the staff and name the photographs. Not LeBron.

Flora Perry
Los Angeles


OK, I’ll say it. Signing LeBron was the worst resolution in Lakers historical past. Don’t get me improper, I like to look at him play and actually admire how dominant he might be. However we’ve mortgaged our current and future on making an attempt to assemble a staff round him. The plan will not be working and places us additional and farther from championship competition as yearly passes.

Vincent Martinez
South Pasadena


LeBron James stated, “I don’t want to finish my career playing at this level from a team aspect.” Such wonderful management abilities! And another factor: Your profession IS completed.

Andrew M. Weiss
Playa del Rey


What a stark distinction of character displayed on the entrance web page of Thursday’s Sports activities part. On one aspect a shifting tribute to Roberto Clemente, an excellent ballplayer and better humanitarian who all the time considered others earlier than himself. One column over, a whining LeBron James, talking to reporters about himself and his personal greatness.

Rhys Thomas
Valley Glen


We’re approaching the tenth anniversary of the demise of Jerry Buss. We’re additionally approaching the tenth anniversary of the gradual and regular demise of a as soon as nice sport franchise.

In a method it’s fairly a tribute to Mr. Buss that the Lakers have been capable of retain the hearts and {dollars} of their massive and dependable fan base after so a few years of failure. If not for the enticing Lakers model, the staff would have been the laughingstock of the league a lot sooner. The franchise has nearly sunk to the extent of the Donald Sterling Clipper days.

This season I’ve lastly given up on the Lakers. Thankfully we have now one other native NBA staff that has a Jerry Buss-type proprietor. Like Jerry Buss, Steve Balmer doesn’t faux to be a basketball genius. He simply loves the game and his staff and he hires the very best individuals to determine easy methods to win.

Fred Gober
Playa Vista

Bauer conundrum

We’re really having conversations about bringing again Trevor Bauer? It has been heartbreaking to listen to Dodgers followers taking his suspension for home violence with a grain of salt as a result of he’s an excellent pitcher. There are dozens of excellent pitchers within the MLB that don’t assault girls. However disgrace on the Dodgers for signing him within the first place after they knew about his unhealthy character and questionable conduct.

It’s unhealthy sufficient they couldn’t nail down a take care of Justin Turner, winner of the Roberto Clemente Award final season. However individuals wish to deliver again Trevor Bauer? Within the lengthy shot the Dodgers deliver him again, they’ll have quite a lot of explaining to do to the Dodgers followers who’ve been victims of sexual assault and home abuse.

Andrea Bremser
Los Angeles


As a teen individuals have been perceived to be harmless till confirmed responsible. These days it appears as in case you are responsible till confirmed harmless. So far as I can inform, within the court docket of legislation, Trevor Bauer is harmless. Within the court docket of public opinion Bauer is perceived as responsible, and with that the Dodgers will find yourself releasing Trevor Bauer. My how our world has modified.

Chris Sorce
Fountain Valley


It might now be time to canvass the gamers on the staff about Trevor Bauer. Nobody likes what they’ve heard about his conduct. Nobody desires to say that profitable is all that issues. However are public relations all that matter on the opposite aspect of the query? Remembering that Bauer was not charged or prosecuted, and we’re in America, we should ask: Will we utterly take away an individual’s means to use their abilities of livelihood upon an allegation?

Scott W. Hamre
Cherry Valley


If historical past has taught us something, there’s just one staff who would signal Trevor Bauer.

The Raiders.

Paul Feinsinger
Agoura Hills

SoFi Stadium bother

The elephant within the room that nobody outwardly discusses involving SoFi Stadium is that it has change into a drunken, brawling free-for-all among the many followers, particularly throughout Rams video games.

I do know one of many feminine employees, who was picked up off the bottom after which physique slammed by a drunken fan who was making an attempt to enter one of many golf equipment and not using a correct move. He bought inside and was finally kicked out. And that’s not a one-time prevalence.

A number of fights and brawls each sport are the norm — 5 or extra per sport.

Not an excellent signal for the way forward for SoFi.

Hank White
Los Angeles

Metropolis taste

Because of Eric Sondheimer for naming Dijon Stanley the highschool soccer participant of the 12 months.

By highlighting Stanley and different nice gamers from Metropolis Part faculties, hopefully youngsters and oldsters will see you can play of their neighborhood faculties with pals and nonetheless win accolades and get scholarships. They don’t need to drive two hours throughout city to a brand new district only for the possibility of possibly advancing. With the switch portal broad open all a child must do is get on a university staff. In case you have what it takes, the massive faculties will discover you.

Jeff Heister

Bravo, Ekeler

Jeff Miller’s characteristic on the unimaginable accomplishments and drive of the inimitable Austin Ekeler was an excellent reward to readers on Christmas Day. A real chief and a humble athlete of unusual means, Ekeler stands as a exceptional function mannequin, a beacon of positivity and an exemplar of what willpower can reap.

John Jacobs
Los Angeles


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