LeBron James Was “Very Wrong” About Lakers’ Prospects This Season
LeBron James says that he didn’t expect him and Lakers newbie Anthony Davis to build a good relationship so soon.
Anthony Davis joined LeBron James in Los Angeles ahead of the 2019-2020 season as perhaps the team’s final jigsaw piece.
LeBron James, entering his 17th NBA year, wasn’t getting ahead of himself. He knew there had been high turnover in L.A, as well as a new coach and system to get to grips with.
Rather than the Lakers struggling to adjust, they excelled. They were one of four teams to have sealed a playoff berth before the season was suspended on March 11. They led the Western Conference by 5.5 games and only trailed Milwaukee in the overall standings.
It was going to be their first playoff run since 2013.
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“I can have some satisfaction on what our team has been able to do this year (with) a first-year coach, first-year system, a whole new coaching staff, bringing on so many new pieces to our team this year,” James said.
“I honestly didn’t think that we would be able to come together as fast as we did, just having so many new pieces (and) bringing in Anthony. He spent seven years in New Orleans, so he was coming into a new system, playing along with myself, and how we would be able to come together? I thought it would take us a lot longer than it did, but I was wrong. I was very wrong about that.”
Hhis team has already qualified for the playoffs. Despite this, LeBron is sticking to his stance the going straight to the postseason would be unfair.
“I don’t think I’ll be able to have any closure if we do not have an opportunity to finish this season,” James said.