In difficulty for two seasons, the Los Angeles Lakers want to catch up. LeBron James is approaching retirement and wants to win a 5th NBA championship title, but must rely on his teammates. Thus, the native of Akron hopes that everyone will be ready and motivated, and sometimes would like to practice a sport where you can only rely on yourself.
The adventure of LeBron James in Los Angeles Lakers does not turn out exactly as he might hope. Indeed, after winning the title of champion in 2020, success now flees the Angelinos. At the end of a complicated 2020/2021 exercise where they had to go through the Play-in tournament, the men of Frank Vogel had managed to qualify for the post-season, but their journey ended in the 1st round and elimination against the Phoenix Suns, which will go to the final. Eager to do better this year, the Purple and Gold failed in their mission. Very disappointing, they finished in 11th place in the Western Conference, and did not even get their ticket to the Playoffs. A situation that the Chosen One hope to be able to settle soon.
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LeBron James is nearing the end of his career
It is undeniable that LeBron James is one of the best players in NBA history. 2nd leading scorer in the league behind Kareem Abdul Jabbarthe Chosen One was also crowned MVP 4 times. He also has 4 NBA championship titles, where he was voted best player in the finals each time. However, at 37, he is still not satisfied. As the end of his career approaches, the winger is keen to return to the top of the league once again, and expects his teammates to be ready to do so this season.
“Sometimes I would love to be a tennis player, or a golfer”
For the broadcast The Shop, LeBron James discussed his career, including the upcoming season. The native of Akron wants to win a 5th championship title, and expects his teammates to arrive with a winning mindset, which has not always been the case. the Chosen One even admits that he would sometimes like to practice a solitary sport, where you are the sole master of your success. “Oh yeah, I’m obsessed with it, with this pressure to win it all or lose it all. What makes me lose sleep is when not everyone thinks the same way in your locker room. Sometimes I would love to be a tennis player, or a golfer. Because it’s only you in the mirror, it’s you against yourself. But there are these people who arrive and who don’t know that, because they come from a culture where losing is normal. he confided, in remarks relayed by Let’s talk basketball. Words that could well concern another star of the Los Angeles Lakers, Russell Westbrook.
Arrived a year ago Russell Westbrook is not unanimous among Los Angeles Lakers. It is even quite the opposite, since some supporters are already demanding his departure. With 18.5 points; 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists on average, the leader is far from the standards to which he had accustomed NBA fans. For comparison, this one averaged 4 units higher in each stat when it moved to washington wizards during the previous campaign. His attitude also drew criticism, he who sometimes seemed to have no desire. For some, the words of LeBron James aim directly at the leader, business to follow…