LeBron James on slow start: “It’s a process”

LeBron James
October 22, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) during overtime at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James has only started 0-3 once in his career; his rookie season. Until tonight, that is. Tania Ganguli, a beat reporter for the Los Angeles Lakers, asked James how tough it was to start the season with three straight losses.

“Nah it’s not tough. I know what I got myself into. It’s a process. I get it, and we’ll be fine. I didn’t come here thinking we were gonna be a blazing storm right out of the gate. It’s a process and I understand that. It’s frustrating not to get the win.”

It’s promising hearing this from LeBron James, who very well could have stayed in Cleveland and advanced to his eighth straight finals. Instead, he took the route that would make him happiest and decided to take on a new challenge out west with a young team. Some Lakers fans have been disappointed with the slow start after hyping themselves up all summer, but it seems LeBron has his eyes on the 79 games left to play rather than dwelling on three close losses to playoff teams from last year.

LeBron took the final shot of the game for the Lakers in an attempt to win the game on a buzzer beater. He got the shot that he wanted, but it just didn’t fall. He also missed two free throws a few moments earlier that would have sealed the game for the Lakers. This led to overreactions from some on Twitter, and a certain former Laker was brought up more than just a few times. To those people, focus on the present and stop comparing to legends to one another. Just let LeBron James do what he does best: play basketball.


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