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LeBron Thinks The Lakers Aren't A Championship-Contending Team

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LeBron James is roaring and ready to go as the new leader of the Los Angeles Lakers, as he enters the fourth stage of his already-illustrious career.

Hopes are high for the Laker faithful after signing LeBron, as given his track record, Los Angeles stand a very good chance to return to the dizzying heights of NBA glory once again, after sitting at the bottom of the West since 2014.

But according to Bron himself, Laker fans may have to pump the brakes on organizing a 2019 NBA championship parade.

"Us as a young team, we have to continue to get better every day," James told beIN Sports' Remi Reverchon. "There are a lot of championship contenders but there can only be one champion. That is the Golden State Warriors," he said. "But you also have the Houston Rockets who are really good, Oklahoma City, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors. There’s a lot of championship-contending teams."

Notice how he didn't mention the Lakers on that list?

Even by adding LeBron this summer, LA is still a relatively young squad with the likes of Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma on the roster, and the other moves the Lakers made, signing Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Michael Beasley, aren't really championship-winning moves.

But after reaching eight straight NBA Finals, you'd be hard pressed to bet against King James in the postseason next year.