Kendrick Perkins reveals Lakers’ LeBron James told him he was going to ‘reclaim his throne in due time’
Now on his 17th season in the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James doesn’t look like he is planning to slow down anytime soon.
The four-time MVP, in fact, actually looks sharper than ever in his second season with the Lakers.
Retired NBA player turned ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins recently shared a conversation he had with James about “reclaiming his throne” in the 2019-20 NBA season. The two briefly played together with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015.
Lebron did tell me that he was going to reclaim his throne in due time and got damn it he’s on a mission right now. 3 Straight Triple Doubles and the season just started! Feel sorry for the rest of the league!!! God Bless America
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) November 6, 2019
James has posted marvelous numbers across the board in his last three games, becoming the oldest player in league history to record three consecutive triple-doubles.
His latest exploits powered the Lakers to yet another come-from-behind win against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, where he dropped 30 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
LeBron has been a driving force to the Lakers’ ascent to the best record in the league, towing LA to six straight victories after losing its rivalry game against the Los Angeles Clippers on opening day.
James played a career-low 55 regular season games last year after missing considerable time due to a groin injury.
After eight straight NBA Finals trip during his tenure with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, James missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2004-05 NBA season last year.
The last time he failed to make it to the postseason was way back in his sophomore season in 2004-05.
He recently attributed his rediscovered vigor to finally being 100 percent healthy entering this season.