Report: Lakers official reveals nature of heated argument between LeBron James and Phil Handy

Robert Marvi
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During the Los Angeles Lakers’ Sunday night win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, LeBron James was seen having an argument with assistant coach Phil Handy.

According to a team official, the incident should be of no concern to fans of the Purple and Gold.

Although they played poorly, the Lakers managed to win, 108-103. After a five-game losing streak in December, L.A. has now won three of its last four contests.

James, by his standards, had a quiet game with 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Prior to the Minnesota tilt, he had put up several 30-point games in succession.

On the season, the now 37-year-old James is averaging 28.5 points per game, which is his highest scoring average in over a decade.

No 37-year-old has ever played at such a high level in NBA, at least for an extended period of time. What James has been doing lately is even more impressive when one considers the insane mileage he has from 10 trips to the NBA Finals.

Unfortunately, it seems extremely unlikely he will get any serious consideration for what would be his fifth MVP award, as the Lakers are just 19-19.

With several games against less-talented opponents coming up in the next handful of days, James and his team will have an opportunity to build some much-needed momentum.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.