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As the Los Angeles Lakers enter the offseason, the franchise faces no shortage of uncertainty with LeBron James possessing the ability to opt out of his contract and become a free agent.

One thing we do know, however, is that the Lakers will be in the market for a new head coach, with the franchise firing Darvin Ham following two seasons with the team.

That clearly doesn’t sit well with Michael Wilbon.

On Friday’s episode of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, Wilbon and co-host Frank Isola discussed Ham’s firing, which came after the Lakers were eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in five games in their first-round matchup in the NBA Playoffs. But while many considered Ham’s firing to be a formality following two underwhelming seasons in Los Angeles, the former Washington Post columnist took issue with James for what he viewed as a lack of accountability from the 4-time MVP.

“You know what? I’m angry. I’ve known Darvin Ham for a long time,” Wilbon said. “He’s a great guy. And he’s a pretty damn good coach. Because he took a team that had done nothing the year before, missed the playoffs, and then last year they got to the conference finals with him and everybody had praise for him, including LeBron and Anthony Davis.

About Ben Axelrod

Ben Axelrod is a veteran of the sports media landscape, having most recently worked for NBC's Cleveland affiliate, WKYC. Prior to his time in Cleveland, he covered Ohio State football and the Big Ten for outlets including Cox Media Group, Bleacher Report, Scout and Rivals.