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LeBron James Responds to Bill Oram's Report: 'Bill Doesn't Like the Lakers Anyway'

By Stephen Douglas
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The Los Angeles Lakers dropped a close game to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, pretty much picking up where the team was right before the All-Star break. The Lakers have now lost 13 of their last 19 games and are currently five games under .500. Earlier this week The Athletic's Bill Oram published a story about growing tensions inside the organization. After the team's latest loss, LeBron James responded to the news of the supposed rift between himself and general manager Rob Pelinka.

LeBron was also responding to the thought that he was taking a shot at Pelinka earlier this week. Eventually, he blamed Oram for starting all the trouble and called him out as a major Lakers hater.

"Bill doesn't like the Lakers anyway, so... it's always going to be a negative anytime Bill says anything about the Lakers. It's going to be negative so I hope no one in Lakers faithful listens to Bill Oram. I hope not. He hasn't said one great thing about the Lakers in so long. OK? Appreciate it."

The highlight is when LeBron says Oram's full name during the answer and the assembled media members can be heard bursting into laughter.

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