Darvin Ham hits out at critics after Grizzlies add to Lakers losing streak:  “this is a marathon”

The year 2024 hasn’t been the “happiest” for the Los Angeles Lakers and their coach, Darvin Ham. As consecutive losses pile up and the team’s form hits rock bottom, headlines and media attention have shifted towards scrutinizing Coach Ham’s leadership.

With the latest defeat inflicted by the Memphis Grizzlies, the pressure on Ham has further intensified, questioning his decisions. However, Ham remains defiant amid the criticism, which could be either a good sign or a rather late negligence from him. Either way, it looks like a long season ahead for the Lakers and Ham.

Darvin Ham reacts to Grizzlies loss

Darvin Ham, the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, has responded to the mounting criticism his team has faced in light of their recent loss to the Memphis Grizzlies as the Lakers suffered a 127-113 defeat on Friday evening, extending their losing streak to four games.

The pressure is now on head coach Darvin Ham, with fans calling for his resignation. However, Ham remains steadfast in his belief that the NBA season is a marathon, and individual games should not be given excessive weight. Ham expressed his frustration, stating, “I’m tired of people taking each game for life or death. It’s ridiculous. Come on, man, it’s a marathon.”

Despite their recent setback, Ham is hopeful that the Lakers can regain their momentum and return to playing at a high level and emphasized the need for the team to keep fighting and to focus on the bigger picture.

Other the other hand, Jaren Jackson Jr. was the star of the game, scoring 31 points and making a significant impact across the court. The Lakers’ performance has taken a sharp decline since their impressive In-Season Tournament win in December and out of their last 13 games, they have lost 10, leaving many fans frustrated with the team’s current state.

As the criticism and fan demands continue to mount, it remains to be seen how they will respond in the coming games. However, one thing is certain, though – Darvin Ham is determined to guide his team through this rough patch and lead them back to success. So much so even the Lakers HC are confident heading into the end of this season.

Lakers HC confident of Jeanie Buss, Robert Pelinka support

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham is confident in the support he is receiving from Lakers President Jeanie Buss and Vice President of Basketball Operations Rob Pelinka, despite the team’s struggles in the first half of the season.

Ham addressed the media, expressing that he feels solid in his position and believes that he is on the same page as the Lakers’ front office. “It comes with the territory” said Ham.

“I’m solid. My governor, Jeanie Buss, the boss lady, our president, Robert Pelinka, we’re all aligned. As long as they are not saying, I guess, I’m good, which I know, how they feel about me regarding the situation we’re in right now. We’re all on the same page.”

LeBron James and Anthony Davis

Throughout the season, Ham has been under scrutiny as he tries to find a winning formula to complement the stellar performances of All-Stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Despite the challenges, the Lakers coach remains confident in his support system and is determined to navigate through this difficult phase.

While the Lakers’ current record for the 2023 season has not been ideal, fans hope that their HC will guide the Lakers back to their winning ways and challenge for titles once again.


Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is an NBA writer at SportsKnot. His foray into basketball scriptwriting started in 2020, when he was enthralled by the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA championship victory. His previous experience was limited to dribbling and dunking as a neighborhood kid. His insightful writings show how much he loves the sport. His writing goes beyond numbers and scores, giving readers a unique viewpoint on the players, teams, and events that define the basketball scene. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual observer, Sami's work is essential for anybody trying to expand their knowledge and love of the NBA.


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