Letters to Sports: Trade LeBron James? Some say no way, some others say it truly is time

I was in no way happy with LeBron getting to be a short-term Laker in the very first location. I hope the Lakers can come across a way to allow him shift on … and give Jerry back again his seats.

Dave Thoma


Allow me place my cards on the table, I am not a LeBron James lover. Hardly ever was and in no way will be. He is a terrific participant and will go down as this sort of in the annals of NBA enjoy, but I am first and foremost a Lakers enthusiast and LeBron is not a true Laker. He designed that abundantly clear this earlier 7 days. LeBron is a enthusiast of Workforce LeBron. He has no loyalty to this group, this franchise or us admirers. It is time to portion means. Currently. Trade him to anybody wherever who will just take him. The Lakers need to have to salvage what is left and rid on their own of a player who has been systematically bullying his way all around and then will in the end pick up his toys and walk out the door under no circumstances seeking again.

Geno Apicella


We all know that the Lakers’ star player is on the downhill slide to previous age. LeBron in his key was a north/south player who overpowered his opponents with his size and energy. Now with outdated age and other players in the league that can match up with him, he is just another major person that does not have abilities wanted in today’s video game. Trade him for Ja Morant and your upcoming is secured Lakers!

George Okamura


Per Broderick Turner’s story on the Lakers not understanding their identity, I believe they do know their identification and it is aged, injuries vulnerable and sluggish.

As a participant, LeBron may possibly be Top 10 all time but as the authentic GM he is in the Base 10.

It’s going to be a extremely long off season.

Fred Wallin
Westlake Village


LeBron James is performing like a privileged kid who constantly requires new toys and then doesn’t want to perform with them.

Phil Ross
Santa Monica


Bill Plaschke is mistaken if he thinks Lakers admirers want a rebuild. He can simply search back again at his columns, as effectively as letters to the editor, from 2013-19 to locate out how Lakers fans really feel about getting rid of groups. The Lakers’ “rebuilding project” during that interval led to a put together history of 163-329.

Lakers administration at the time did a terrific position of drafting expertise. Nonetheless, Plaschke, Jeanie, Magic, as properly as most lovers, missing their tolerance with the young children. Rob Pelinka simply just arrived together and gave anyone what they have been begging for.

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As the expressing goes … be watchful what you desire for!

Mike Anderson
Sherman Oaks


I urge the owner of the VFAB and component proprietor of the Los Angeles Lakers, Patrick Shortly-Shiong, to do the suitable thing and trade Invoice Plaschke.

Loren Coleman
West Hollywood

What’s Bruin?

UCLA basketball mentor Mick Cronin, following a four-match excursion and in the course of a span of six online games in 12 times, cares about his players. Citing psychological and actual physical tiredness due to the Pac 12’s maniacal rescheduling of games right after UCLA’s 27-day COVID pause, he has taken the substantial road. Not worrying about March Madness seedings, he has rested gamers. He commented that Jules Bernard, an economics key, wanted time to study. If only much more coaches like Cronin existed.

Craig A. Horowitz
Santa Monica


My regard for Mick Cronin has declined since he does two points that John Wooden under no circumstances did. He publicly embarrasses specific players by screaming at them when they arrive off the floor, and it is not tough to go through lips. Cronin employs tons of foul language, which is pathetic and pointless by any mentor or instructor — bad modeling.

David Waldowski
Laguna Woods


If arranging for the return of alcoholic beverages profits at UCLA football video games would seem to be the peak of Bruins athletic director Martin Jarmond’s achievements, the “bar” is established pretty minimal. Just take a peek at the paucity of top superior school football gamers committing to UCLA and the checklist of our recent leading gamers leaving by the transfer portal (are living by the portal, die by the portal) and one particular can surmise:

Jarmond could have created a possible UCLA career-ending blunder in re-signing in excess of-the-hill Chip Kelly as mentor.

Jarmond’s eyesight? Cloudy with a likelihood of ongoing mediocrity.

Allan Kandel
Los Angeles


Congratulations to the L.A. Times’ Ben Bolch for earning the leading 10 short characteristics winners in the Involved Push Sporting activities Editors level of competition. UCLA can’t make the top 10 but at minimum our beat writer can.

Wes Wellman
Santa Monica

Noble Malone

As a life span Dodgers supporter, I have had my share of disagreements with GM’s above the a lot of years. And Kevin Malone’s tenure was undoubtedly no exception. But the “transactions” he has engineered given that leaving baseball are really a lot more amazing and long lasting then any player trade he may well have executed. To be engaged in conserving the lives of younger ladies entrapped in sex trafficking is the final in nobility. If there is a Humanity Corridor of Fame, Mr. Malone ought to be inducted on the first ballot.

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Bob Teigan
Santa Susana

Engage in ball?

If MLB gamers and owners think that supporters have any sympathy for their now months-very long fiscal war that has brought the sport to a halt, depend me out.

Followers show up at games with discretionary revenue and throughout this time when we are observing record fuel price ranges and value of residing at a a long time significant, watching billionaires unable to get to an settlement could regress the sport to a new minimal.

Mike Saunders


If the 2022 MLB year is shortened, it is proper up the Dodgers alley, since the Dodgers received the Earth Collection in 1981 and 2020 — both of those shortened seasons.

Vaughn Hardenberg

Slap in the facial area

Enable me see if I got this straight. Juwan Howard commits a felony assault on an opposing coach right after seeing his Michigan group get worked by Wisconsin, and the Huge Ten sees suit to impose what quantities to a five-game suspension. This cowardly act is a symptom of the present working day athletics landscape. Certain that if a rabid admirer had charged from the stands and punched Coach Howard, the punishment would have been much higher that the slap on the wrist handed down by the so-referred to as “Big” 10 Conference.

Bud Chapman

Phil circle

There is a stating in organization circles that you ”can’t make your occupation at a person enterprise assembly. But you CAN close it.” Can you say Phil Mickelson?

Steve Briseno
Mission Viejo

Regal suggestions

Thanks for the exceptional evaluate of the Kings’ development. One particular dilemma, who is Jack Harris? We have become so accustomed to studying the uninteresting protection of your writer Involved Push for the whole year, it is type of complicated to go through an article that truly informs about the workforce. Here’s hoping Jack Harris sticks with the Kings on their generate for the playoffs.

Jay Slater
Los Angeles


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