There hasn’t really been many, if any, confirmed reports of LeBron James being upset at the Los Angeles Lakers’ front office during his year-and-a-half wearing the purple-and-gold. The same can’t really be said for his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers or Miami Heat. However, the Lakers’ organization has given LeBron a good amount of reasons to be upset. There are the questionable roster decisions that have been made during LeBron’s time here, but the biggest incident that could have really ticked LeBron off was, of course, Magic Johnson’s abrupt resignation as President of Basketball Operations. After all, it was Magic Johnson who personally came to LeBron’s house to ultimately convince him to join the Lakers. Then, just like that, Magic was gone.
That left the Lakers’ entire operation in the hands of owner Jeanie Buss and General Manager Rob Pelinka, as they were given the task of putting a championship roster around LeBron James. They traded the farm for Anthony Davis, signed some key role players including Danny Green and Dwight Howard, and now it seems like the Lakers may be battling for the championship in June.
After all of that, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported from the sidelines during TNT’s broadcast of the Lakers and Spurs game that LeBron feels like this is the best relationship he’s had with a front office in his career.
“LeBron James is getting even more comfortable being a Los Angeles Laker, and he told me the connection with the front office and ownership group is the best he’s had in his NBA career”
For how much success LeBron has had in his career, it’s very surprising to hear that he admittedly said that this is the best relationship he’s had with any front office that he’s been a part of. Still, it’s not surprising when you consider everything we’ve heard in the past that connects to the rest of Haynes’ quote, as the front office has really integrated LeBron into the decision making that goes on with the Lakers’ team.