I understand that the Lakers acquired LeBron James in the off season, but expecting him to turn a team that only won 30 games around into a championship contender in one year seems a little ridiculous in hindsight. Is he the only reason why expectations were so high for LA this year? Or were other factors contributing?
Because they got Lance Stephenson
I thought it was because of Rondo
It was definitely Michael Beasley that got everyone hyped
This actually made me laugh a lot thanks
Holy fuck stop with the Lakers posts or go to r/lakers
Magic and Pelinka sold everybody on a luxurious season and got soaked mattresses and makeshift tents with bologna sandwiches.
I thought LeBron makes any team a playoff contender
Yall cant be this dense.
"You can add LeBron to any roster and they instantly become a contender" - This sub 6 months ago
This is like that "I was only pretending to be retarded" meme but instead its "they were only pretending to compete." Hilarious.
LeBron stopped trying after Lonzo went down.
Nobody expected him to miss 20 games given his injury track record.
theyre 25-24 with him playing and he lost games to the suns, grizzlies, and pelicans without AD so its not like theyre that good with him anyway
He did with the cavs his first year back. Took them to the finals every season since he returned so ppl thought he could do the same for the lakers
By the end of the year that team was so much more talented than this Lakers one.
Javale the savior mcghee
35 wins actually
Maybe cause they got the best player in the world?
They had a lot of cap space.
>I understand that the Lakers acquired LeBron James in the off season Thats the answer to your question. Lebron has been in the post-season *every season* since 06. Regardless of mitigating factors such as strength of teammates, difficulty of opponent
Most statistical projections didnt rate them. Just Lakers hype and LeGOAT.
> but expecting him to turn a team that only won 30 games around into a championship contender in one year seems a little ridiculous in hindsight. no one thought this
- Because they were a better squad than last years Cavs on paper and they went to the finals. - Lonzo is a great defender, unselfish, and people expected him to fix his shooting and bounce back like Ingram - A lot of people thought Ingram would win mip