Lakers’ Excuses About Player Injuries Don’t Quite Hold Up

Various Lakers players have said that injuries are what caused the team to lose more games this season. However, the franchise has some issues that go deeper than just injured players. Here’s some of the latest information regarding the season and what happened with the Lakers’ performance. Lakers' LeBron James and Russell Westbrook

Facing the Media

The Lakers team faced the media in the last few days. This was a week after they were eliminated from playoff contention and a few hours after a 33-win campaign came to an end. As they unpacked what happened during the season, fans started to wonder if injuries were the only reason.

Lakers Injured Players

Anthony Davis missed 42 games because of injuries and LeBron James — 26. Kendrick Nunn didn’t play at all. The trio of Davis, James, and Westbrook played 21 games together. All of that led to James saying that they were not very good together because they didn’t play together enough this season. L.A. went 11–10 in games the trio played in, and that’s a 43-win pace. In 393 minutes together, the Lakers’ stars had a negative net rating.

Dismissal of the Coach

Rob Pelinka, basketball executive Rob Pelinka made the fact that coach Vogel was dismissed, official. He did not offer a specific reason why the coach was dismissed, even though he was the one who brought the Lakers to the championship just 18 months prior to current events. Pelinka said it was not the day to point fingers and reveal specific reasons and he continued by saying they felt like it was time for a new voice.

In Conclusion

LeBron James said in conclusion that the front office will do all they can to make this basketball club a great club. He also said if they ask for his opinion, he will give it, but, at the end of the day, they are the ones making the decisions that are good for the franchise. He finished by commenting that his job is to make sure he’s ready to begin training camp and lead the team.

The Masters 2020 Will Be Unfamiliar This Year With No Patrons Or Fans In Attendance

The Masters is usually one of the most hotly anticipated events in the golfing calendar, but in 2020 it’s going to look very different. In fact, the Masters 2020 will be unfamiliar this year with no patrons of fans in attendance.

A Postponed Event

For starters, the 2020 Masters will be different this year because it’s taking place at a different time of the year. Usually held in the springtime, this year’s pandemic saw the famous event delayed.

While the organizers of the Masters didn’t want to cancel, they had to find the right time to bring the event to the masses. The Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, Fred Riley, recently announced that the Masters will be held at the famous course from November 9 until 15. However, there are going to be changes.

An Empty Course

Typically, you would expect to find thousands of fans around the course, watching the best golfers in the world take on one of the toughest challenges in the sport. However, this year there will be no fans or even patrons of the Augusta National Golf Club allowed to watch the major.

To ensure the safety of guests and patrons, the golf course made the decision to banish anyone from the event who doesn’t need to be there. Of course, the guests who come to the event are part of what makes it so special, but the organizers felt the only safe way to hold the tournament was without them.

Returning Next Year

Augusta’s chairman made the announcement via a course statement. Riley added that next year the Masters will return to its regular April slot, and fans who bought tickets but didn’t get to go this year will be guaranteed tickets.

Unfortunately, the global situation in 2020 has changed many things. One of those things was the 2020 Masters, but while it will seem very different, at least it’s still going ahead.