SportsPulse: Trsyta Krick takes a stand on a number of topics and scenarios that make headlines as we get closer to the back of the NBA season.

LeBron James made more NBA history Monday night. But another step in his career was overshadowed by another discouraging loss and more critical comments about his teammates.

James ranks 10th on the all-time list, becoming the only player in the league's history to be in the top 10 aids and points. However, the Los Angeles Angles lost 110-105 against a Memphis Grizzlies team, making it the second worst Western Conference performance.

Subsequently, a frustrated James commented on the Lakers' late-season bombing to see if the noise around him was a "distraction" for his teammates.

"At this point, if you still allow the distractions to affect the way you play, it's a bad franchise to take and you should just come in and say," Listen, I can not do that. "" James said . "Seriously, if you're distracted by the critics of the playoffs …"

James then moved away and stammered a little, seemingly unable to put words on his frustration.

"Come on and do your job," he continued. "We are doing our work at a high level.This is not a distraction, it is what you want.Is what you want at every game.You want to have the l & # 39; feeling like you're fighting for something. "

The comments were held two nights after the Lakers lost to New Orleans against a pelican team without star striker Anthony Davis. After this loss, James questioned the team's sense of urgency.

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"In recent years, everyone is so used to the losses I'm just not used to," said James. "I'm not used to that. I would never feel comfortable losing. "

The Lakers have lost four of their last five games and 10 of their last 14. They fell to 29-31 and tied with the Minnesota Timberwolves for 10th place in the Western Conference. They are three games behind San Antonio Spurs, eighth in eighth, and two on the Sacramento Kings, ninth.

They return to Los Angeles for five of their next six games, but four of the home games are against teams currently in the playoff position. Then they leave on the road for a five-game trip.

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