NBA: LeBron James will no longer be the star of the Lakers
Now 37 years old and even if he remains in top form, LeBron James will start to have to leave room for others. This is also the case since his arrival at the Lakers and his association with Anthony Davis. The latter should be the offensive leader of the Los Angeles franchise next season.
The Los Angeles Lakers want to find the heights of the NBA. Full of hopes almost a year ago, the Purple and Gold have had a disappointing season. LeBron James and his teammates finished in 11th place in the Western Conference, enough to rule them out for the playoffs, and even the play-in. An inevitably disappointing outcome, while the franchise of Los Angeles had managed to attract Russell Westbrook, who was to form a trio, along with King James and Anthony Davis, able to fight for the title of champion. But nothing went as planned.
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A disappointing season
The former leaderOKAY in particular did not succeed in integrating into this team and never found the level which was his. LeBron James meanwhile did the job, with stats allowing him to be in the discussion for the title of regular season MVP, ultimately awarded to Nikola Jokic. Veterans off the bench like carmelo anthony, Avery Bradley Where Dwight Howard did not bring the expected added value. Whereas King James is now 37 years old, it is Anthony Davis who is supposed to become the leader of Lakers. But the old one New Orleansas often since the start of his career, has had a string of injuries this season.
Anthony Davis, the key to the Lakers
If the Purple and Gold want to become a title contender again and win the NBAas was the case two years ago in the Orlando bubble, The Brow will have to be more physically reliable. In a meeting with its leaders, LeBron James would also have mentioned the coming season. He would have explained that he wanted more cohesion within the group, reports Yahoo Sports. A reflection shared by the new coach of the Lakers, David Harm. The latter would also have said more about his game project, based mainly aroundAnthony Davis. The health of the 29-year-old pivot will obviously be closely watched.
“I am very excited to be coaching Russ”
So that the Lakers can reach the playoffs and fight for the title, it will also be necessary that Russell Westbrook become the player he was, or at least find his place in this squad. Since taking office, David Harm continues to support his player. ” I’m very excited about the idea of coaching Russ. They try to blame everything on him, and that’s one of the things that excites me the most about this job. He and I have had a very good relationship since I accepted this position. “, he confided recently. A trade with Brooklyn Netsin order to retrieve Kyrie Irving, has been discussed for several weeks. It therefore remains to be seen who will be the leader of the Lakers next season.