Lakers’ LeBron James wins the NBPA’s 2019 People’s Champ Award
LeBron James is arguably the greatest role model of our generation. From opening up a school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio to using his voice and platform to speak on social issues, James is everything you want your NBA superstar to be. He’s still the face of the league and the most recognizable athlete in the world.
The Lakers have been busy this summer getting more talent around LeBron. Los Angeles finally traded for Anthony Davis after failing to acquire him at the 2019 February trade deadline. The Lakers weren’t able to get Kawhi Leonard, but they did agree to deals with DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green, Jared Dudley, and Quinn Cook. LA also re-signed Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
LeBron James missed the postseason in 2018-19 for the first time since his second year in the league. The groin injury the four-time MVP suffered on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors was essentially the end of the Lakers’ season. LeBron missed 17 consecutive games and LA went just 6-11 during that stretch.
Things will surely be different in 2019-20. James and Davis are two of the top-five players in the league. The LakeShow should be title contenders.