At the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day, forward LeBron James assessed the team’s summer and also discussed the expectations for the upcoming seasons:
“First of all, I think Rob, Kurt, Linda, Jeanie, and everybody upstairs did a hell of a job this summer.
From acquiring A.D. to acquiring everyone that is a part of this team, to bringing back guys who were free agents last year, bringing them back to the roster, they did a hell of a job. And bringing in the coaching staff, handpicking the coaching staff like they did.
Throughout all of the bullshit that was narrated for our franchise and going towards Rob and the beautiful people that we have upstairs, they just kept their blinders on and focused on what they had to do to help this franchise be as competitive as they can be.
I think our fans have huge expectations for what this franchise should stand for.
The more we could just focus on putting in the work to deliver to our fans what they want, that’s what this is all about. It’s not about me, it’s not about coach, it’s about our 15 players and trying to add to this Lakers legacy with championships,” James said.
This past season, James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 boards and 8.3 assists per contest.