Struggling NBA Stars: Dame, Julius Randle, and Trae Young

In the NBA’s 75th anniversary ad campaign, Michael B. Jordan drives a rickety old bus known as the Struggle Bus down NBA Lane, narrating the legacies of some of The Association’s stars. The bus has picked up recognizable passengers, like Julius Randle, Trae Young, and Dame Lillard, who have been facing challenges and hitting potholes since the beginning of the 2023 season. Lillard is struggling defensively and offensively, while Young is playing abominable defense and shooting poorly. Randle has been in a rut, shooting an NBA-worst 27 percent from the field. Despite their November passes, they need to turn things around by December, or something has gone horribly wrong for them.