LeBron James had a rough first season with the Los Angeles Lakers as the team finished in 10th place in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs. During the offseason, the team has been making significant moves to improve the roster, including the trade which brought Anthony Davis over from the New Orleans Pelicans. LeBron decided to give Davis his number 23 and now, James will be wearing the number 6 like he did while in Miami. The King also revealed that he would be bringing back his signature chalk toss which was easily one of the most exciting intros in all of sports.
On Twitter today, one fan suggested LeBron should take it up a notch as he posted a photo of the Lakers star with goggles on. Of course, this is a nod to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who was famous for his sports goggles out on the court.
LeBron thought the tweet was pretty funny as he replied with a whole clip of laughing emojis. Based on this reaction, we won't be seeing the goggles any time soon, although it would probably be a hilarious sight to behold.
Heading into next season, Lebron will have to provide some Kareem-inspired leadership if he wants to give his squad an opportunity to win. Only time will tell whether or not they can get it done.
LeBron James To Start At Point Guard For Lakers: Report
Lakers intend to start LeBron at point, according to report.
The Los Angeles Lakers intend to start LeBron James at the point guard position next season alongside shooting guard Danny Green, according to a report by Yahoo's Chris Haynes.
The 6'8 point-forward averaged 27.4 points to go along with 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists in a career-low 55 games for the Lakers last season. Other point guards currently on the Lakers roster are Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook and Rajon Rondo.
LeBron, who will be entering his 17th NBA season, is among the most gifted passers in the game and he's no stranger to bringing the ball up the court and conducting the offense. Now that head coach Frank Vogel is prepared to slot the four-time MVP at the starting point guard position, it presents a nightmare matchup situation for opposing guards.
As mentioned, LeBron is expected to start in the backcourt with Danny Green, who the Lakers recently signed to a two-year $30 million deal after missing out on Kawhi Leonard. The team also reached a one-year deal with DeMarcus Cousins, and a two-year deal with veteran shooting guard Avery Bradley.
Los Angeles also inked deals with Jared Dudley and Troy Daniels, while re-signing shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and center JaVale McGee. Third-year forward Kyle Kuzma and six-time All Star Anthony Davis round out the Lakers roster as it stands right now.
LeBron James Debuts Nike LeBron 3 "Lakers" PE
Even PJ Tucker was impressed with LeBron's footwear at LV Summer League.
LeBron James was among the many NBA stars who invaded Las Vegas this past weekend for the NBA Summer League action, specifically to see the debut of New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson.
LeBron was joined by his fellow Lakers teammates Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma, and of course the cameras were rolling as the trio sat court side at the Thomas & Mack Center. As seen in the images provided below, LeBron was spotted in a never before seen Lakers colorway of the Nike LeBron 3.
The kicks are highlighted by a mismatched design, with the right shoe opting for a yellow and white build with purple detailing, while the left shoe flips the script. Scroll through the IG post embedded below for another look at the Lake Show LeBron 3s, and stay tuned to find out if this exclusive colorway will be heading to retailers in the future.