Video Shows LeBron James Demanding The Board From Darvin Ham During A Timeout To Draw Up A Play

Video Shows LeBron James Demanding The Board From Darvin Ham During A Timeout To Draw Up A Play

The relationship between LeBron James and Darvin Ham during the latter’s tenure as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers was often seen as a bit of a troubled one. Following Ham’s firing, a video has gone viral that shows James demanding that Ham give him the board to draw up a play against the Dallas Mavericks. 

“Listen, I got it, I got it,” James said. “Hey, give me the board. I got it.”

I should point out that this game against the Mavericks took place on Feb. 26, 2023, so we were still more than a year away from Ham losing his job. As for the play that was drawn, it was for Anthony Davis to get the ball in the post. Davis got fouled and ended up making one out of two free throws.

That somewhat left the door open for the Mavericks, but the Lakers eventually won 111-108. LA was down 27 points at one stage in the contest and it was quite an incredible triumph.

Getting back to James, this wasn’t a one-time thing either. Less than two months later, LeBron was seen drawing up a play in the Lakers’ first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

When the 20-time All-Star wasn’t drawing up plays like this, he was seemingly ignoring the ones that his head coach had drawn up. It was reported that LeBron overrode Ham’s plays during timeouts and huddles, and would then call his own ones. 

While a player with as high a basketball IQ as James calling plays isn’t out of the ordinary, it seemed to be happening a lot more often than you would want. LeBron himself also revealed once that he vetoed Ham’s game plan to help the Lakers beat the Los Angeles Clippers. All certainly was not well between the two

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