One of the most important factors in ensuring the success of any new team is chemistry.
When organizations undergo major roster changes in the offseason, it can take time for guys to feel comfortable and get on the same page, which is why we've seen some really great and finely build rosters fall apart in the past.
When it comes to the 2021-22 Lakers, there are some doubts that they'll be able to get the job done right away -- mostly due to the fact that many of the core members of the team are just coming together for the first time.
The good news for Lakers fans is that the team seems to already be working on developing their chemistry.
A few days ago, Lakers players were spotted participating in a James-led minicamp in Vegas. Most recently, several Lakers players (along with Draymond Green) made headlines for attending a Rams game together in Los Angeles.
A photo was posted online, and it has been circling on Twitter since.
Fans had all sorts of interesting reactions...
This season presents a unique opportunity for LeBron. With Westbrook, he'll have the chance to really explore playing off the ball, which should bode well in his mission to stay healthy and effective in his 19th season.
There is no doubt that much work needs to be done before the Lakers are where they want to be as a unit, but the King has already expressed excitement about the future:
"Year 19 right around the corner," posted James on Instagram. "And I’m excited like it’s year 1! CAN NOT WAIT to get going! Oh LeBron 19s are ready for lift off too by the way! Lol. #ThekidfromAkron🤴🏾 #Washed👑 📸 "
With all eyes on the Purple and Gold, it will be interesting to see what they're able to do this season. I guess we'll find out before too long...