Los Angeles Lakers Team Preview

The King has returned

Last Seasons Record – 35-47

This Seasons Record – 47-35


Damn, I will be the first to admit that LeBron looks good in that Lakers uniform. Between that and beefcake Lonzo Ball, the future is bright in La La Land. Here’s the thing, when your team gets the best player on Earth, and you’re the premier team in the entire league, things are only going to get better. LeBron James is coming to LA and he is going to shape and mold these fine young players, into hopefully incredible pros. This is more about developing these young kids then it is about winning. Being on the East coast is going to be brutal this year because every Lakers game will be must-watch television.

Key Additions and Subtractions 

Did I mention that LeBron James now plays for the Lakers? Maybe just a few times. That wasn’t the only player to join in on the fun. Rajon Rondon, Michael Beasley, JaVale McGee, and Lance Stephenson have all joined LeBron in this circus. That is quite the crew of characters if you ask me. Some of the biggest outcasts of the entire league, but if I’m being honest, some of these guys can flat out ball. This is going to be a really fun ride with this team, I can’t wait to see LeBron play with all these guys. They lost Julius Randle and Brook Lopez, but when you gain a LeBron James, it doesn’t really matter what you lose. They still have such a great young core, and a terrific coach, I’m just really pumped to watch this team.

Year Long Question – Will the bad outweigh the good?

There are two sides to this Lakers roster. You have the young core of Hart, Kuzma, Ball, and Ingram. Meanwhile, you have the savvy veterans in Rondo, Lance, McGee, and Beasley. Luke Walton is going to have to mix and match these players and find the right rotation, but will those veterans bring the teams potential down? I don’t think in the end they will, but this is going to be a tough coaching assignment for coach Luke Walton. LeBron will be the floor general and I think Lonzo Ball is going to be the perfect teammate for him. He’s a ball dominant point guard that doesn’t always need the ball in his hands. He’s such a quick decision maker that I feel like he and LeBron are going to have fantastic chemistry.

Fan Mindset.

So pretty much that is Magic Johnson presenting LeBron James to all of LA. Everyone is going crazy, they finally have a rightful heir to Kobe Bryant. I wish I was good at photoshopping videos because I would have put their heads on the right characters. LeBron is here to stay, maybe win a championship, but this whole LA thing is a lifestyle choice and a family decision for LeBron. His sons are getting older and if they don’t end up going to Ohio St. I can see them going to UCLA or USC. They will stay in California and LeBron is transitioning to the next phase of his career. Mentorer and still the best player in the world. Laker fans have had it pretty sweet for the last, say I dunno, 40 years. Yeah, they had some ups and downs, but plenty of titles and stars to come along, but LeBron joining the organization could be the cherry on top of the sundae.

Bold Prediction, Sponsored By Nate – LeBron wins MVP/ Lonzo Wins 6th Man

A lot of awards could be floating the Lakers way come next June. If the Lakers exceed expectations, and maybe finish as a top 3 seed in the West, and stories are coming out all year about great of a mentor and a teammate LeBron is. He is playing top level basketball still, I don’t see why this isn’t the year he wins another. It’s been a while since he has won an MVP which sounds crazy, seeing how he is the best player in the NBA, but I would really love if he won this award. Now apparently Lonzo will be coming off the bench for the Lakers, this bodes well for the Lakers. Rondo is great and all, but if Lonzo is coming into the game and playing against the 2nd units, he could really feast. Don’t sleep on Lonzo, he’s bulked up and he is going to be a great player. That is what I’m most looking forward to when it comes to the Lakers, seeing LeBron and Lonzo play together. All things take time, but I have a feeling these two will mesh really well and could lead the Lakers far into the playoffs.

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