LEBRON TO AD FOR THE SLAM!
LeBron James is arguably the greatest basketball player ever and has yet to serve as anything but “The Man” throughout his 16-year tenure in the NBA. Maybe he thinks its time for a change?
James will turn 35 in December, is more than capable of carrying entire load on offense – he averaged 27.4 points with 8.3 assists and 8.5 boards last season.
During a recent interview with various sources, Davis shared that LeBron informed Lakers staff that he wants AD to be the focal point of the offense. According to sources, Davis explained:
“I’ve kind of been a focal-point player my whole career, especially in New Orleans. But first off, to have a guy like LeBron, someone of his caliber, go tell management and ownership and the coaches that he wants me to be the focal point is an honor.
I know what comes with that, and that’s a lot of heavy lifting. I want to be able to do that. I think I have the capabilities of doing that. And obviously with the team’s support, it’s going to be a lot easier on me. We have a great team.”
In addition to being the focal point on offense, A.D tells sources that he’s gunning for the Defensive Player of the Year Award and has vowed to hold everyone, LeBron included, accountable on that end of the floor.
“I want to be Defensive Player of the Year,” Davis told sources. “I think if I’m able to do that, I can help this team win. The offensive end will come around, but defensively, I want to hold myself, teammates, including LeBron, accountable in order for us to take on the challenge of being the best we can defensively.”
In 56 games with the Pelicans last season, Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.4 blocks. The Lakers will open up the 2019-20 season “on the road” against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 22.