Even at 37, LeBron James remains the regular star at the Lakers, the one who has the most influence on the floor. Knowing that his team wants to keep him until the end of his career, the King is not treated like other players, which will not surprise anyone. We also know more about a privilege granted to him, in connection with Jeanie Buss.
At the dawn of the recovery at the Lakers, there is bound to be a lot of pressure on the current roster. LeBron James will have to lead this team to the title, even if it is Anthony Davis who should have the most responsibility on the floor. We know how much the interior can make the difference in attack and defense, and Darvin Ham intends to take advantage of it. Only unknown? His health, he who is reputed to squat very often in the infirmary.
However, confidence reigns on the side of Los Angeles after an interesting summer. Thomas Bryant, Damian Jones or even Lonnie Walker strengthened the roster at the start, as did Patrick Beverley via trade recently. Enough to dominate the West? No, but count on James to give the maximum. The latter is happy, and this may be related to a privilege granted to him.
The big favor LeBron has in Los Angeles
It will come as no surprise that the King’s influence extends beyond the courts. We know that he likes to be listened to when making choices for the roster, so much so that he had to be consulted before Beverley’s arrival. Jeanie Buss, the owner, confirmed a bit of all this in a recent interview with Howard Beck: the King can contact her whenever he wants, to discuss any subject.
“We have a line of communication between the two of us, and he knows that he can reach me anytime and vice versa. I think he feels appreciated… I want to see him retire as a Laker. »
Jeanie Buss on her relationship with LeBron James
—ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 9, 2022
With LeBron, we have a line of communication between the two of us. It allows you to contact us when you want, he can reach me anytime, and vice versa. I think he feels appreciated. I appreciate the fact that he signed this extension in order to stay and lead this Lakers team. He is a fantastic leader on the court, but also outside. We are lucky to have him as a Laker, and I hope he retires as such.
The message got through to LeBron, who has the luxury of being able to contact the owner whenever he wants. A pass that not all players have, but this is one of the best players in history: the Angelinos certainly do not want to annoy him in the future.
A sacred privilege at the Lakers for LeBron James, who knows that he is appreciated. It remains to be seen if he will win a new title with his teammates, or if the recruitment of the summer will show weaknesses. In any case, we know that the King will be there, ready to give everything.