LeBron James might really need to take a step back in order to make the most out of Anthony Davis.

During the opener, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a devastating loss to their LA rival Clippers. The loss quickly generated some buzz in the NBA and the fact that the Clippers didn’t have Paul George the entire game, convinced many that the Lakers did a terrible mistake internally.

According to Charles Barkley, James playing point guard isn’t the right thing to do when a team has some extremely talented players. Barkley even agreed with Shaquille O’Neal, who asked him if he doesn’t like the brand of basketball Anthony Davis and James are offering.

“He (James) can’t play the point (guard). That’s not gonna work. It can’t work all the time,” Barkley said.

“I don’t like him playing the point. It makes your offense stagnant. I don’t like that brand of basketball,” Barkley added.

Barkley’s claim stated that when James plays the role of a playmaker, the Lakers’ offense usually revolves on him and Davis only, a play that Barkley is not a fan of.

James on his part, acknowledged the mistakes he has made against the Clippers. According to “The King,” they have committed “careless” turnovers and he is aware that three of them were courtesy of him.

“Down the stretch, we had some careless and costly turnovers when we were making a run. I know I had three of them that were very careless and [the Clippers] capitalized on them,” James admitted.

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Coach Frank Vogel already found an immediate solution after the opener. According to the veteran coach, James need to take a step back from playing point guard and he “envisions” Rajon Rondo to take over the said position in the future.

"I've given it a lot of thought, and I think he'll be in the starting lineup a lot. I definitely envision a lot of games where he'll be the starting point guard," Vogel told ESPN about Rondo.

Rondo responded to the call and is now ready to take on Vogel’s challenge. As per the 33-year-old NBA veteran, he has been “pretty good” his entire career as a point guard and he’s willing to do just about anything for the team.

"My preference is what coach Vogel wants me to do. I'll be cool with that. I'm always going to play my game. I think me at point is a pretty good [option]. I've been pretty good in my career with me at point, as well. So, like I said, it's all about sacrifice and figuring out what's best for our team," Rondo said.

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