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The Lakers’ general manager, Rob Pelinka, has expressed his unwavering belief in the dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis as the core pillars of the team moving forward. Despite the Lakers’ recent elimination from the playoffs, Pelinka remains confident in the talents and abilities of James and Davis, who have been instrumental in the team’s success over the past four seasons.

With James nearing the twilight of his career at 38 years old, retirement rumors have surfaced, although few believe he will actually hang up his jersey. Meanwhile, Davis, at 30 years old, is entering the prime of his career. As questions arise about the duo’s ability to win championships together, Pelinka firmly sees James and AD as an unmatched combination that the Lakers will continue to build around.

Pelinka acknowledged the team’s achievements during the past four seasons, which include a championship in 2020 and a Western Conference Finals appearance this year. He emphasized that the Lakers’ sustained success in the playoffs is precisely where the team should be, given its storied history and championship aspirations. While proud of the accomplishments, Pelinka remains focused on building upon their foundation and continuing to invest in the growth they have experienced.

James and Davis, in addition to their immense talent on the court, are highly regarded for their high character and dedication to winning. Pelinka expressed his pride in having this combination of superstars and affirmed the organization’s commitment to supporting their pursuit of championships. He also emphasized the importance of allowing James the space and time to process his future decisions.

As the Lakers enter the offseason, the team’s management, led by Rob Pelinka, is poised to strengthen the roster and provide James and Davis with the necessary support to contend for championships once again in the upcoming season. The Lakers’ focus remains clear: investing in their superstar duo while continuing to build a championship-caliber team around them.