LeBron James and Kevin Love have formed a special friendship over the years. While the two weren't on the best of terms during Love's first year with the Cavaliers, with the King even seemingly calling him out on Twitter once, things have changed drastically since then.
The two have even spent some time together in what has been an extended offseason for both of them and were at the Monaco Grand Prix, where they hung out with Lewis Hamilton. The pair have also been working on their games together, and they seem locked in for next season.
LeBron and Love both missed the playoffs this season, but they were under very different circumstances. Love's Cavaliers surprised many by winning 44 games, but they lost out in the play-in tournament to the Nets and the Hawks, while LeBon's Lakers, who were the favorites for the West heading into the season, missed out on the playoffs and the play-in tournament.
They both would have been very motivated to get back to the playoffs after seeing the Golden State Warriors win another championship, and LeBron, in particular, would want a taste of that Finals stage once again. He only has so many years left in the tank, and 2021-22 ended up being a wasted season with the Lakers.
He'll be hoping they avoid the same fate next season, and we know LeBron will do everything within his powers to prevent that. He did it this past season, too, as he averaged over 30 points per game, but it wasn't enough to drag a poorly constructed roster to even a .500 record. Any hopes of a Laker revival require Anthony Davis to stay healthy for once, and while AD has been widely criticized for his play over the last two years, LeBron warned the rest of the league that Davis will be back to his best soon. For LeBron's sake, we sure hope he does, or another wasted season looms on the horizon.