“Nothing” creates pressure for LeBron James

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Lakers’ media day is well underway, and the man that everyone wants to talk to is LeBron James.

LeBron isn’t a bad person to interview, but you have to ask good questions to get good answers. Andy Kamenetzky, one half of the Kamenetzky Brothers and writer for The Athletic, found that out the hard way.

During the flurry of questions from the media, Kamenetzky asked James if there was anything in this stage of his career that creates pressure for him. LeBron had a very simple, yet poignant answer:

“Nothing.”

This is great to hear as fans because LeBron will have a lot of perceived pressure this year. Coming to a young LA team late in his career has some people seeing his move as clearly one made with post-career intentions in mind, but LeBron doesn’t see it that way.

“My decision was based solely on my family and the Lakers,” James said in response to how much of his decision was based on his business intentions. “I’m a basketball player. I play ball; that’s what I do. As far as my business, that stuff has been taking care of itself way before I joined the Lakers.”

The biggest obstacle for LeBron in his move to the west coast is the looming ominous presence of the Golden State Warriors, who are the kryptonite to James’ Superman. When asked about the Warriors, he had this to say.

They certainly do have a long way to go. With a number of new additions surrounding LeBron and the core of young athletes on the team, chemistry is probably at an all-time low. With practices and bonding time though, the team will be able to shine in a strong Western Conference.

 

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