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Report: Lakers Players Called Out LeBron For His Sideline Demeanor

lakers players join together during a preseason game

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23, Rajon Rondo #9, JaVale McGee #7 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers talk after a stop in play during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The LeBron James experience in Los Angeles hasn't gone as planned. While the Lakers weren't expected to win the Western Conference, the team was expected to at least make a run at the playoffs.

However, with just a handful of games left the Lakers are gearing up for the off-season instead of a deep playoff run.

Injuries plagued the team, with LeBron, Rajon Rondo, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma all missing significant time during the season.

Late in the season, LeBron was criticized for his sideline demeanor - choosing to sit apart from his teammates. He was also criticized for walking off the court early during a loss.

According to a recent report from ESPN's Dave McMenamin, his fellow players had enough. In an expose on the failed 2018-19 season, McMenamin revealed several Lakers players called out LeBron for his behavior on the sideline.

From the report:

In what became an open forum, several players spoke up. Players focused on James' inconsistent body language throughout the year. The four-time MVP copped to the critique, telling his teammates that, in essence, cutting out behavior like slumped shoulders and sideways glances has been something he has tried to work on his entire career.

LeBorn responded to the meeting, putting his arms around players in the huddle during the team's next game.

However, as the Lakers gear up for the offseason several questions remain. Can the team land another star to play alongside LeBron?

We'll have to wait to find out.