LeBron's patience is running out

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LeBron James: 'You Probably Don't Want to Be Around When My Patience Runs Out'

The three-time National Basketball Association champion has been taking positives despite his young team's 2-5 record, with the loss margins all fewer than 10 points, but his answer on Monday was a warning that his patience may be starting to wear thin. We were well aware of the demanding schedule LA had to open the first couple of weeks.

Karl-Anthony Towns pitched in 25 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and four blocks for the Timberwolves (3-4), who played some clutch defense just in time to fend off a late push from James. "We know that. We talk about patience, but we can't have recurrence of the same thing". We've seen LeBron take a team deep into the playoffs basically on his own, evident of a year ago with Cleveland.

"We've got to get better". It also helps that the team was 7-for-8 (87.5 percent) from the free-throw line. I thought we got a lot of key performances out of a number of different people. The Pelicans lost both of them games without Davis and they now have a 4-2 record.

We're not going to feel bad for you now, LeBron. "Of course, I thought Jimmy all-around throughout the game was terrific".

Already, though, he's grown exhausted of losing, and when asked what kind of leader he looks like when he loses his patience, James' answer was ominous to say the least. "As a team, collectively, we're not doing things, we're not on the same page".

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Rondo had 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting and eight assists backing up Lonzo Ball, who struggled for the second straight game with just four points on 2-for-6 shooting and one assist. "He was ready to get after it. Hit shots, got to the rim, pushed it out for us". The four-time MVP had 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter after missing his first five shots of the night, but the Lakers (2-5) went back to Los Angeles with another uneven performance.

Part of James' job with this young group is to lead by example as players try to find their footing.

"You probably don't want to be around when my patience runs out", James added.

Before that, James was asked what his leadership looks like when his patience wanes.

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