LeBron James and the Lakers fell to the Orlando Magic yesterday 108-104 dropping them to 11-8 on the season. Late in the 4th quarter, the Lakers were down 106-104 with a chance to win the game when James drove into the paint and kicked it out to a wide open Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for an open 3-pointer.
After the game, LeBron explained his decision to pass on the layup.
I always got a chance at a shot. That's not even a question, but you attract so many eyes on defense, you know, I had a good shot but KCP had a great shot
Luke Walton came out after the game and defended LeBron's decision to pass it out to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope after many people criticized for not going for the layup.
KCP's one of our best shooters. "We'll take that, that's not why we lost the game because we missed those. You hit those and you can find a way to steal that game back, but it was the second and third quarter why we lost."
The Lakers will look to rebound tomorrow against the Nuggets on the road.
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