James criticizes Lakers’ ‘sense of urgency’


LeBron James has acknowledged that he knew his young teammates would have a learning curve when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency last offseason.

But after a 128-115 loss to the woeful New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night, James bemoaned his teammates’ “sense of urgency.”

The Lakers have not made the playoffs since after the 2012-13 season. And with three losses in the past four games, their chances this season are fading.

And James, who has played in eight consecutive NBA Finals, showed his frustration after the most recent loss.