Lakers' David Fizdale Asks Reporter About Cloning LeBron James in Reply to Question

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVDecember 26, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25:  LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers heads down court after a 3-point basket during the game against the Brooklyn Nets at Crypto.com Arena on December 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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LeBron James seemingly did everything he could to help the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, but depth was an issue in the team's 122-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Acting head coach David Fizdale had a potential solution to this problem after the game:

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA

David Fizdale on what the Lakers should do when LeBron is out of the game: "We can clone him. Do you know any good scientists? Can we make a duplicate? I don't know."

James had 39 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while the Lakers were plus-nine when he was on the court. The problems came when he went to the bench as all four other starters were outscored on the court Saturday.

Russell Westbrook finished a team-worst minus-23 in 37 minutes.

Los Angeles was short-handed because of a COVID-19 outbreak, while Anthony Davis is out because of a knee injury, but the Nets were also missing plenty of talent.

The Lakers are seemingly left without any real solutions after falling to 16-18, potentially forcing a turn to science fiction.