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LeBron James on Why the Lakers Are Lost From the Start of the Season

The Lakers were swept by the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, but the team's problems were on full display before then, LeBron said.

The LA star shared his take on how an early season mistake caused his team to fail down the stretch.

LeBron was asked by JJ Redick about the Lakers' shooting from the field early in the regular season on a recent episode of Note the Game Pod.

“We couldn't shoot,” James said. “We always say that the law of averages will balance itself out. The first month and a half, two months we couldn't hit the af**ing cow's ass from three points [range]. We couldn't.”

LeBron went on to point out how the team's shooting struggles forced them to the free throw line, where they averaged the second-highest free throw attempts in the league (1,983 FTA over 82 games).

“We're 29th in three-pointers and people complain when we're in the top five in free throw attempts, because that's what we do,” James explained.

In 82 regular season games, the Lakers shot 37.7 percent from three.

James (a career-high 41 percent from three) and D'Angelo Russell (41.5 percent) led the team in shooting from three during the regular season.

In the postseason, the Lakers shot just 29.9 percent from three as a team.

LeBron surprisingly carried the team on his back, shooting 38.5 percent from three in the five-game series against the Nuggets.

Russell shot just 31.8 percent from three, while other contributors like Austin Reaves shot 26.9 percent, and Taurean Prince shot 29.4 percent.

LeBron's teammate Anthony Davis only shot five times from three-point range in five games and missed every shot.

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