Saturday, 15 December, 2018

LeBron James: John Wall makes bold Lakers playoffs prediction

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James averaged 36.9 minutes per game with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017-18.

But the Lakers have also surrounded the three-time National Basketball Association champion with veterans Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley and Javale McGee. Of course, that's primarily due to their signing of LeBron James in a four-year contract in free agency.

But he faces an uphill battle to turn the Lakers into championship contenders.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) takes and hits a three point shot at the end of the first half against the Golden State Warriors at T-Mobile Arena.

Friction between the two groups will hurt team chemistry and hold the Lakers to at best the sixth playoff seed in the Western Conference before they get knocked out in the first round, Barkley told reporters on a conference call. After training camp and preseason, James and company showed what they can eventually become in the highly competitive Western Conference.

The problem is, much like with Milwaukee's new offense, the secret is out on the Lakers' pace.

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"And obviously he gives us the best opportunity to be at our best".

The Lakers are entering into the season with plenty of expectations now that LeBron James is in purple and gold.

Finally, we go over the brand new Damian Lillard trade rumors that are bound to pop up all season long.

Added Harkless: "If I'm in a full court sprint, or have to chase someone down, I'm going to catch them".

We go over Kevin Durant possibly coming to LA next offseason and the interesting story that not many players want to come to LA to play with LeBron. While I do have some concerns regarding three-point shooting and size, I think this team has all the tools to be successful.