LeBron James admits he and Lakers are not mentally ready for the playoffs yet

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After the Los Angeles Lakers’ 124-121 win over the P.J. Dozier-led Denver Nuggets in Orlando on Monday night, LeBron James, who posted 29 points, 12 assists and hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, explains to the media why he believes he and his Lakers teammates are not ready mentally for the playoffs.

James then goes on to explain what it will take for him to reach “playoff mode” and why the Bubble environment will prove to be a daunting challenge for the team as a whole to embrace becoming playoff-ready:

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