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LeBron James on Russell Westbrook: “It’s gonna be a great year for him”

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Russell Westbrook was probably the most discussed player during the Lakers media day. Naturally, LeBron James was also about his teammate. He was confident that Russ will have a good year this time.

“Absolutely,” the four-time NBA champion said when asked if he thinks Russ can fit in with the Lakers. “Look forward, like I said, being part of the journey this year. It’s gonna be a great year for him. We’re going to be right there with him. We’re here and it starts tomorrow. If you put in the work, you’ll see the results.”

Westbrook averaged 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 34.3 minutes per game for the Lakers last season.

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