James, 34, posted good numbers last season his first with the Lakers. Later he struggled with a groin injury and missed the playoffs for the first time. Jefferson who played with him on the Cavaliers (2015-17), said “Get up!” he thinks that the star is going to come back in a better way.
The 34-year-old averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists for the Lakers, who missed the postseason for the sixth successive season. James, who also struggled with a groin injury that limited him to 55 games, failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004-05.
LeBron James wants to “destroy as many people as possible” as the Los Angeles Lakers superstar looks to silence his doubters, according to Richard Jefferson.
Jefferson said that LeBron James is going to the best player in basketball next year, again. Now, will he be the LeBron James from 08 and chasing down the blocks? No. But, he’s going to do so many varieties of things.
I think he understands the disrespect. He’s felt it over the course of his career, at different levels. Now, it’s like Oh! You are old. You are not that guy anymore.
James swapped the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Lakers in 2018-19 but he was unable to lead the storied NBA franchise to the playoffs.
Jefferson, who played alongside James for the Cavaliers from 2015-17, backed the three-time champion and four-time MVP to bounce back in a big way. The Lakers will have a much more improved line up this season.
They have acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans this summer in the exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, and three first-round picks.
They were able to pick James and Davis but missed out on Kawhi Leonard, who joined the cross-town rival Clippers. James is a three-time champion and four-time MVP, averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rounds, and 8.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists for the Lakers in 2018-19.