LeBron carefully monitors the integration of new recruits to the Lakers, especially the younger ones. However, it would seem that one of them particularly caught his eye, since he sent him a big compliment on social networks.
Given that their finances are tight, the Lakers must redouble their imagination in order to acquire good complement players. The best way is still through the draft, with which they have had a lot of success recently by signing players snubbed by everyone. Austin Reaves, Alex Caruso: the list is starting to look great. Unfortunately, Shareef O’Neal will not be added to it, having recently been cut by the Californians.
On the other hand, one of his classmates was luckier, namely Scotty Pippen Jr. The offspring of the Hall of Famer convinced in the Summer League, dropping some big performances in front of furious fans. Obviously, these are not the only ones he has enchanted with what he has shown on the floors. This is also the case of LeBron Jameswho recently dropped a big tribute on Twitter:
LeBron raves about Scotty Pippen Jr.
The kid has a bright future!! 💜💛 https://t.co/YobiiXICsH
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 21, 2022
This kid has a bright future ahead of him!
When the franchise player on your team and incidentally one of the best players in history speaks so highly of you, it means you did everything right. Dubbed in this way, it is hard to see the LA front office getting rid of him immediately. It must be said that his stats speak for him: in five games, he averaged almost 12 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists during the summer league.
Beyond the figures, the visual impression was also very positive, the interested party displaying a great versatility as well as a real fluidity on the ground. And if he is not yet at the same level as his father, he is not doing too badly in defense either. So many qualities that will greatly appeal to the very demanding public of Pourpres et Ors, who may have their new favorite there. In any case, many people agree with the King:
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 21, 2022
These are facts.
Author of a promising debut at the Lakers, Scotty Pippen Jr. has already been validated by LeBron James. It’s hard to do better to convince the leaders to keep him, and we should see him on the court a few times in 2022-23, alongside the King.