LeBron James first season with the Los Angeles Lakers wasn’t the best one, as the King struggled throughout the campaign to get better after suffering an injury on Christmas as well as other pieces in the team; James couldn’t go back to be his old self and spent the rest of the season trying to find a good form amid all the inconsistency and instability the team had to go through.
He’s 34 at this time and contrary to what many people would consider, LeBron has what it takes to be competitive in the league; nevertheless, seeing how he fared this season, where he missed the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, fans and experts strongly believe LBJ needs to have a superstar right by his side in order to take the team to the next level.
In a recent appearance on FS1’s Undisputed, retired NBA player Kendrick Perkins talked about various topics, including LeBron James and his real chances to win another ‘ship. For Perkins, even though the 2018-19 NBA season was very disappointing for James, he believes the three-time NBA champion will make his comeback to the NBA Finals and add another championship to his resume.
“Anytime you arguably have the greatest player of all time on your team, in LeBron James, you always have a chance,” Perkins told hosts Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe. “I put full trust in LeBron James. I’ve witnessed it. I played with him. I watched him carry a team.”
Perkins spent two seasons in Cleveland, so he must know a couple of things on what James can do as a player. He added that the Lakers need to pair James up with at least one like Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, or Kevin Durant.
“LeBron is not happy sitting at home right now. He moved to LA and wants to a win a championship,” Perkins said. “He needs an [Anthony Davis], a Kyrie, maybe a Kawhi, maybe a Durant. I didn’t say all of them. I just said one.”
Maybe Perkins’ claims will become a reality in the next months, as the Californians are all in to get Anthony Davis at Staples Center. They have a group of young players that could serve as a currency exchange for the Brow, as well the as the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to convince the Pelicans to let Davis go.