LeBron James question sees San Antonio Spurs boss snap: THIS is what Gregg Popovich said

James put 42 points on the board as the Lakers came from behind in the fourth quarter to win 121-113.

The small forward had his strongest showing since moving from Cleveland Cavaliers this summer.

The result extended the Lakers’ record to 15-9 with their fourth consecutive win.

But Spurs head coach Popovich snapped when asked why his team had such difficulty guarding the three-time NBA Champion.

"Have you watched LeBron play before?," Popovich responded.

James scored 20 points in the last quarter to drag his side to victory last night.

And he does not mind taking on the extra responsibility from his young team-mates.

"No, for what? I'm past the [taking things] personal stage," James said.

"I can do whatever. I can have a huge workload, I can have a not so huge workload.

“It doesn't matter for me. What's most important is seeing my team-mates make huge shots in the fourth quarter.

“That's what's most important to me. I can care less about the narrative about me. “It doesn't matter. I'm a staple in this game."

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant yesterday slammed James for the “toxic” environment he causes at the Lakers.

"I would love to see the whole transcript of what was asked of him, the context it was asked of him, why it was asked and the whole thing," James responded.

"So I'm not gonna comment on it because I don't know the whole thing. That would be stupid on my part. I'm a veteran."

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December 06, 2018

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  • Isaiah Crowell’s up-and-down season with Jets is over

    Isaiah Crowell’s up-and-down season with Jets is over

    sion.</p><p>The season of Jets leading rusher Isaiah Crowell is over.</p><p>Crowell is being placed on injured reserve Friday, according to a source. Crowell had already been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Texans. The toe injury he suffered two weeks ago and re-injured Sunday against Buffalo is significant enough that he would not be able to return for any of the final games of the year.</p><p>Crowell, 25, had one great game for the Jets this season but was mainly inconsistent. He finishes the year with 685 rushing yards on 143 carries and scored six touchdowns. He also had 21 catches for 152 yards.</p><p>With Crowell out and Bilal Powell already on IR, the Jets will turn to Elijah McGuire and rookie Trenton Cannon to carry the load. They also are expected to elevate De’Angelo Henderson from the practice squad to serve as the third running back.</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>

    1 December 14, 2018
  • Odell Beckham’s ‘s–t’ diagnosis was right: Won’t play vs. Titans

    Odell Beckham’s ‘s–t’ diagnosis was right: Won’t play vs. Titans

    sion.</p><p>S&#8211;t apparently still ain’t right, so Odell Beckham Jr. ain&#8217;t playing Sunday against the Titans.</p><p>Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Beckham will miss his second straight game after sitting out practice again Friday due to the balky quad that forced him to miss last week’s win over Washington.</p><p>The previous day, Beckham officially was limited in practice, taking part in stretching and individual drills before receiving treatment on his quad. Without Beckham, the Giants scored 40 points for the first time this season against Washington.</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>

    1 December 14, 2018

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