Lakers are 'not good enough to win now' - Chauncey Billups | NBA Countdown

  • Published on Nov 3, 2018
  • Paul Pierce, Adrian Wojnarowski, Michelle Beadle, Stan Van Gundy and Chauncey Billups of NBA Countdown discuss the latest news involving the Los Angeles Lakers, including the meeting between president Magic Johnson and head coach Luke Walton, the trouble integrating the team around LeBron James, and more.
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  • brian lilly
    brian lilly 6 months ago

    oh my how have things changed

  • Strong Nubian Fighter
    Strong Nubian Fighter 6 months ago

    I totally disagree; it is the coaches' job to develop defensive schemes. Thus far Luke Walton has not done so. Fire his ass.

  • Danny Meer
    Danny Meer 7 months ago

    This has nothing to do with winning or losing. Walton is not Lebrons hand picked coach. It’s obvious this is a smoke screen disguised as Magic being “upset” about losing

  • Jrtheth3rd TV
    Jrtheth3rd TV 7 months ago

    Good vibes and everything ALL IN -->

  • Royal Mchenry
    Royal Mchenry 7 months ago

    Luke is during a good job. I will say this, If Lue Labron Ex-coach was in that coaching staff someone with laker blood in them things would be different.

  • Royal Mchenry
    Royal Mchenry 7 months ago

    Here is the nature and foreseeable pain and stress that will destroy great situation and that is Majic see the hold thats being dugged. He want to prevent the mockery the media is going to through at Luke. If you are my friend and you see me letting little things go, sooner or later Im gonna wish I had that stand up partner to hold me off. This is the situation. Not so much as an admonishment but a word to the wise. { just my opinion}

  • Gagan Singh Gill
    Gagan Singh Gill 7 months ago

    Meeting was to get Tyson Chandler

  • Jeremy Mendoza
    Jeremy Mendoza 7 months ago

    Yeah not good enough to win stfu

  • 88smjls
    88smjls 7 months ago

    If I’m Luke I go you gave me this trash roster and now you are mad.

  • veazy v
    veazy v 7 months ago

    The Kings, Grizzlies, Jazz, and Trailblazers are ahead of the Thunder, Rockets, and Lakers....chill.

  • James Allen jr.
    James Allen jr. 7 months ago

    With One Single Move... Lakers ARE now good enough (with Tyson)... Crazy, how much difference one man can make! The 'chain' of defense was weakest at backup center and rebounding. No longer!
    Watch out NBA!! Here comes the New Lakers.

  • Julius Ulit
    Julius Ulit 7 months ago

    If we still had Randle.....

  • American Celt
    American Celt 7 months ago

    In Cleveland everything was LeBron's fault, in LA it's apparently everyone else

  • will B
    will B 7 months ago

    love Paul pierce

  • Danny Cardenas
    Danny Cardenas 7 months ago

    Why even hire a coach? ? When you have THE KING!!

  • Danny Cardenas
    Danny Cardenas 7 months ago

    Lue, new COACH of L.A. LOL

  • Creepy Craig
    Creepy Craig 7 months ago

    Fucking cant stand Mechelle Beadle

  • Jiggie Jean
    Jiggie Jean 7 months ago

    Lebron the coach killer

  • Savage Hippie
    Savage Hippie 7 months ago

    Next season going to be a better season for laker basketball

  • Matt Miller
    Matt Miller 7 months ago

    They’re not even good enough to make the playoffs

  • Michael Redd
    Michael Redd 7 months ago

    Note the roster was set up for free agency for next year my only issue was Luke Walton is he really ready to handle the premier franchise in the NBA as a coach?
    Because he spent 30 games as head coach of a championship Golden State Warriors which is the team that can coach itself at this point he was blessed with the liquor job when they had a veteran proven Coach and Byron Scott who knew how to coach had been a couple NBA finals as a coach that has one coach of the year turned Chris Paul into the player he became.
    Yeah when the heat is on in the team is not good to start with the coach and the players in the front office in most cases.

  • plmoknty
    plmoknty 7 months ago

    Its like Magic gave Luke his big fat dick and say suck it or get fired

  • Mr. Villano
    Mr. Villano 7 months ago +1

    Damn.....Lakers got stuck with a bron that dont look like he wants to play...

  • Ryan Sharp
    Ryan Sharp 7 months ago

    2:35 good box out from LeBron

  • T Rock
    T Rock 7 months ago

    Lakers are on the West Coast. What does Magic want the coach to do?

  • TSgitaar
    TSgitaar 7 months ago

    Not even sure if they gonna make the playoffs tbh. They need to be over .500 to do that in the west, and I don't see that happening. Especially if they don't improve defensively.

  • Joel Villarreal
    Joel Villarreal 7 months ago

    3-5....hmmm sounds familiar...

    • Nakia Irvin
      Nakia Irvin 7 months ago

      still king james has the same amount of rings as larry bird ,you jealous ass white boy lol

  • Joe Blow
    Joe Blow 7 months ago

    Magic can't manage his way out of a paper sack. He should be fired so they can draft and trade for quality players.

  • Jordan laird
    Jordan laird 7 months ago

    Chauncy billups talks like he’s one of the best players ever and does that kenyon Martin thing where he has to act tough every time he’s on tv

  • Daniel Gonzalez
    Daniel Gonzalez 7 months ago

    Lebron is about to clean house

  • GreaterGood510
    GreaterGood510 7 months ago

    No playoffs

  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan 7 months ago

    This Lakers team is so confusing. Half the team are like college kids. The other half are considered senior citizens in the NBA that belong in Ice Cube's Big 3. 🤣

  • Mariah Lin
    Mariah Lin 7 months ago

    Are they making obvious topics about what was already known before the start of the season? Really?

    Lakers are a work in progress. The media is over-blowing their hype.

    Magic is being a hypocrite by succumbing to the media pressure, when he god damn well knew the Lakers needed more time to develop. Their struggles aren't that bad honestly, given how stacked the West is. Plus is Luke really the problem? Lol, he can only do so much with the players at his disposal. Plus, the defensive breakdowns are out of his control if the players are not sharp enough.

    Lebron is getting impatient also, after having so much success in the East by cruising to so many finals.

  • Ethan Po
    Ethan Po 7 months ago

    the sentence they all missed out saying is "LeBron is so bad" not even playing, he is retiring while still on court.

  • factsneverlie
    factsneverlie 7 months ago

    lebron needs too lower his expectation on his teammates. he went to a team that is young and not experience. all the experience and knowledgeable players are playing in different teams. he needs to be patient and slowly make his teammates comfortable and stop yelling at them . lebron is got 13yrs of experience over his players . The solution is to be a leader and guide them with out fear . about the coach i don't know much about him . lebron should know about better what he put him self in .

  • Naseem Burks
    Naseem Burks 7 months ago

    Thank you finally somebody said it.. lol. The lakers just aren’t good enough to win NOW.. maybe later. Idk what magic Johnson’s recruiting pitch was... still don’t know why you let randle go. Got to let the young guys develop and not be stunted by Bron.

  • Joseph Skinner
    Joseph Skinner 7 months ago

    Lebron needs to choose a position. Forget positionless basketball for now. LA doesn't have the personnel for that.

  • Damien Bittner
    Damien Bittner 7 months ago

    Been a Laker fan since '81-'82 so Magic was a childhood hero BUT he still needs to fire himself. Old LeBron, Javale, old Rondo, Beasley and Stephenson? Lonzo Ball when we could have drafted Tatum? Lakers will win zero rings with Lonzo Ball as their starting point guard.

  • Willy XL
    Willy XL 7 months ago


  • Bro Guard Me
    Bro Guard Me 7 months ago

    not like he’s a bad coach he led gsw to 48-4 remember when steve kerr was out

  • Jimmy Cruz
    Jimmy Cruz 7 months ago

    Go gs

  • Jimmy Cruz
    Jimmy Cruz 7 months ago

    Lakers will nerver win in aother play off as long they have cry babies like lebron

  • Jay Johnson
    Jay Johnson 7 months ago

    Its simple, you can't go to a war with no shootas.

  • charlie
    charlie 7 months ago

    Well if you don't win now in the west you're going to the lottery. So....

  • MrPCT007
    MrPCT007 7 months ago

    As a former player at all levels. Coaching ain't got nothing to do with lack of desire to play defense or play hard, thats on the players. I don't see effort.

  • Rashard Stallworth
    Rashard Stallworth 7 months ago

    Media creating Drama
    Magic brought in LeBron Rondo and McGee all NBA Champions to Win Championships. They're bringing in another Championship this week. The Coach is not ready win a Championship.

  • cash love
    cash love 7 months ago

    Fire his ass trade kcp he a none factor lebron needs help la just wanna keep players because they name

  • James Corsey
    James Corsey 7 months ago

    Luke smiles to much even on a serious tip

  • The Donald Funk
    The Donald Funk 7 months ago

    What happened they were good in preseason

  • Colins Johnson
    Colins Johnson 7 months ago

    Oooohhhh no... You not gone take responsibility from LeBron..... I thought LeBron could play All 5 postions.....😏 I thought LeBron is the best player in the league right now😏 I thought LeBron has the best basketball IQ...😏 the team is not bad they are still in aww of playing with LeBron. But they are slowly starting to see why Kyrie, Wade, Ray, Kevin etc all say it hard with Lebron on the team. Not because he is great but because if you not kissing Lebron's hind parts then you are subjected to trade, being let go or just not playing. Here is how the line should look win or lose
    PG. Lonzo
    SG. Kuzma
    SF. Brandon
    PF. LeBron
    C. Jay
    Sixth man should be Rondo to run the second unit of KCP and B-Easy
    And slowly integrate Tyson.... Period

    UNITED STATES 7 months ago

    you know what is called team. you know who lebron is, you know what lebron's need. is all about the defense.. to make up the missed shots..

    UNITED STATES 7 months ago

    cause you know why?? the 2 of starters are arrogant except lebron, javalle and rajon rondo.. kuzma and ingram are they dont have enough trust to defend. and made his own zone to play the fucking highlights by lebron.. lebron is a superstar no one can deny that history. but this two thinking is he can step the lebron's legacy.. playing horse game but they cant..

  • christopher womack
    christopher womack 7 months ago

    I don’t understand why these media analysts are scared to speak the truth when it comes to LBJ. Hell hes the problem, the guy plays no defense. He’s ball dominate, other players are never blue to engage or get into a rhythm playing with him bc his game is built only to make him look good and it cause too much friction with the other players. None of y’all will say it, but when it comes to other athletes y’all be quick to point out their down falls and call them out by name. The hypocrisy you guys portray when it comes to LBJ. Kyrie is looking more right with his decision than a lot of y’all have him credit for, and if some of them players would talk to him behind close doors I guarantee he’ll say the guy is just not a team player, and has no chemistry with other players and that’s facts.

  • yolkipalki711
    yolkipalki711 7 months ago

    Lol its not like Lakers just got a MJ or Kobe , or any player like them..... they just got LBJ only.

  • Ray B
    Ray B 7 months ago

    They might get 8th seed and swept by the Warriors.

  • gary morseau II
    gary morseau II 7 months ago

    Lakers a shit show😂😂😂

  • gary morseau II
    gary morseau II 7 months ago

    Kobe with a worse team then Lebron on the year kobe tore his Achilles never lost that bad. That’ says enough on who’s better.

  • Chris Gowers
    Chris Gowers 7 months ago

    Magic couldn't coach a pee wee league. Remember his record when he coached the Lakers?

  • thoomas2333
    thoomas2333 7 months ago

    Those Lakers shorts are so short

  • Petros Sotrep
    Petros Sotrep 7 months ago

    lakers is 1 man show ... If the show dont score then GG

  • Desilvyr Hines
    Desilvyr Hines 7 months ago

    This roster is better than the team he had in Cleveland. Lebron just never makes any of his teammates better players.

  • Anthony James
    Anthony James 7 months ago

    Like pierce said u got LeBron dats wat it really iz

  • Ryan Anthony
    Ryan Anthony 7 months ago

    so LeBron gets the pass for having a bad team in the west, but Kobe doesnt? When Kobe was playing he was going up against Tim Duncan's spurs, Dirk's Mavs, Steve Nash's Suns, Portland was good, Utah was always stacked, OKC was coming up when Kobe won his last ring, the Nuggets had a nice squad with Melo (When Melo was dominate) .. he went though so much different great teams.. but because he played in the west they missed the playoffs with him playing with Smush Parker and Kwame brown..... he then went out to beat 3 Hall of famers in the Finals against Boston (KG, The Truth, Ray Allen), with Pau, Ron & Lamar (who are all good players) but not comparable to that Boston team... KOBE ALL DAY

  • M.G.P. Jordy
    M.G.P. Jordy 7 months ago

    Something is wrong with these GMs! When do they ever blame the players? Why doesn’t the GM sit down and talk to the players? It’s not always the coaches fault he’s not on the damn court the team just needs to get better have more effort and maybe they’d win more games!

  • skyflyer
    skyflyer 7 months ago

    This is totally not a scoring team they are putting way too much pressure on the younger guys to produce that's not going to happen all of the younger guys they want to score more at best would be doing better if they had somebody putting points up like LeBron was in Cleveland and LeBron is not doing that LeBron is getting older we will see that because he's going to keep pacing himself and taking nights off defensively and offensive Lee save himself for the playoffs you do that in the west you're going to get buried and losses good to see because LeBron is a jerk and he deserves it though the Lakers would have been better off with anybody else because anybody else would be a better leader and teammate and role model than LeBron LeBron is awful ball hog throws up his stats and that's it doesn't help the team

  • Darin Bicknell
    Darin Bicknell 7 months ago

    Raps proved they don't have any defense.

  • DNutty26
    DNutty26 7 months ago

    With LeBron it's either "my way or no way"

  • Fallen Hero
    Fallen Hero 7 months ago

    and they will never be.... ever! lol

  • nookie acuna
    nookie acuna 7 months ago

    let Magic coach the LAL....DONE!!!

  • Patch Gallier
    Patch Gallier 7 months ago

    Lakers are a team made up of misfits. Johnson put this team together. He should own up to their failure to win games.

  • 1017 Square
    1017 Square 7 months ago

    Lakers not goin nowhere period

  • John Smith
    John Smith 7 months ago

    rebounding and points against are the problem

  • Rickster
    Rickster 7 months ago

    waive lebron

  • Wilfred balmores
    Wilfred balmores 7 months ago

    Why are we always talking about the Llllllllllakersssss?

  • Rich Daguerre
    Rich Daguerre 7 months ago

    Trade Lebron for Devin Booker and a first round pick please

  • Jordi Monkman
    Jordi Monkman 7 months ago

    Lakers were better last year

  • Vs Da World Swift
    Vs Da World Swift 7 months ago

    Lakers look lazy everynight

  • Calvin Moore
    Calvin Moore 7 months ago

    Where is Tyson Chandler & Jr Smith 🤦🏽‍♂️.

  • Has1b
    Has1b 7 months ago

    SVG or Chauncey are easily head coach material and they both know the Lakers suck

  • Steve Smith
    Steve Smith 7 months ago

    Lakers are trash.

  • Tristan Magoon
    Tristan Magoon 7 months ago

    The shortcomings of a team shouldn't always fall on the couch.

  • Jerome Turner
    Jerome Turner 7 months ago

    It's pretty obvious LeBron is not in LA to win. He was nearly invisible last night vs. Raptors. LeBronto no more.

  • third 3rd
    third 3rd 7 months ago

    Its bullshit y'all media starting believe ur own bullshit lbj is not better than mj this is the west wtf y'all thought

  • Edward Villa
    Edward Villa 7 months ago

    Welcome to the Western Conference LeBron! No more walks in the park to the finals..

  • boo1987 H.P
    boo1987 H.P 7 months ago

    Luke would be doing better if lebron didn’t come and fuck up what he was tryna build

  • huy tran
    huy tran 7 months ago

    Lebron ruined the lakers

  • Adrian Rodriguez
    Adrian Rodriguez 7 months ago

    Paul Pierce gotta sgut up the Celtics are young af and still made playoffs last season? Tatum is only 20yrsold cmon all these damn excuses for lebron

  • Adrian Rodriguez
    Adrian Rodriguez 7 months ago

    That just shows that lebron is not a true legend.... i thought Lebron was a coach and a player? But yet luke is at fault? No its that Lebron is on his own and everyone is pointing finger but not at lebron... hes the worst Laker ever

    ALONZO PERRIN 7 months ago +1

    Bottom line it’s gonna take time... I think the lakers won a game or two. So Magic want to Win the Championship this year.

  • Aslamsha Sha Mon
    Aslamsha Sha Mon 7 months ago

    LeBron James is getting old guys,he needs support, he alone will not do anything for the Lakers

  • Aj soutar
    Aj soutar 7 months ago

    Lakers are not loosing anything by trying out Gilbert Arenas!!

  • Stuart Perry
    Stuart Perry 7 months ago

    Michael Jordan has played on average teams early and late in his career. Kobe, Kareem, Magic all played on average teams at one point in their career. After all these years Lebron is still expected to carry a bad or average team to the playoffs. That mere point says more about his overall greatness than anything else I can think of .

  • brs rafal
    brs rafal 7 months ago

    Team don't got enough not Luke fault

  • M
    M 7 months ago +1

    If the Lakers were expecting to compete for a title this year, next year, or the year after, that's THEIR STUPIDITY. Fact is, championship-chemistry like the Warriors takes years to develop. By the time the young Lakers develop into the best versions of themselves, Lebron will be old, at the end of his contract, and at the end of his career. If they wanted to win NOW, they fucked up the draft big time by choosing Lonzo OVER Jayson Tatum (Jayson Tatum much more special talent who is AllStar caliber NOW)

  • Mario Silva
    Mario Silva 7 months ago

    Kyrie PG13 ore at the time Kawai to field that gap. Exemples

  • Mario Silva
    Mario Silva 7 months ago

    Want to no my opinion!? Lakers needs more MVP All Star s calibre players.

  • Mario Silva
    Mario Silva 7 months ago

    Sometimes have to wait for results dont no if is in 1 2 3 years but they came

  • Sale CNC
    Sale CNC 7 months ago

    Ask Phil Jackson to come back

  • Mark James
    Mark James 7 months ago

    Their defense is a reflection of Lebron James' defense. Sporadic at best.

  • fidodido664
    fidodido664 7 months ago

    Wait a minute. I thought lebron used to make everyone around him better. What happened???