LeBron James ahead of a game vs the Hawks
Feb 12, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) before playing against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. Feb 12, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) before playing against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

After falling to the New Orleans Pelicans over the weekend, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped another game to a bottom feeder out west. This time, it came Monday night against the Grizzlies in Memphis.

King James racked up yet another triple-double in the loss and made his way into the top-10 list for assists. This wasn’t good enough for Los Angeles to come out on top.

After the game, James seemingly blasted his teammates.

“If you’re still allowing distractions to affect the way you play, this is the wrong franchise to be a part of and you should just come in and be like, Listen, I can’t do this,” James said.

That’s obviously a shot at teammates who were impacted by trade deadline chatter earlier in February. Even then, it doesn’t look like the game’s best player was giving it his 100 percent on the defensive end of the court.

Above, we see James staying in a stationary position on defense. Bold strategy.

There’s something to be said about saving his energy for offense. But we’re not too sure if what was going on here. There are multiple plays in which James is giving exactly zero effort on defense.

James previously noted that he’s hitting playoff mode. If that’s the case, the Lakers should be concerned. Heck, that’s even if the team makes the playoffs after dropping to 11th out west following Monday’s loss. Ouch.