LeBron James excited for Lakers’ season opener vs. Clippers, says it’s ‘like the first day of school’
The preseason is over, and now it’s time to play the games that actually matter. For the Los Angeles Lakers, this is what they’ve been waiting for all year long, an opportunity to prove that they’re back in their winning ways. They will be led by four-time MVP LeBron James and All-NBA forward Anthony Davis.
The Lakers won’t have to wait long for a true test, as they will be facing the revamped Los Angeles Clippers on opening night. Their co-Staples Center tenants will parade two All-Stars of their own in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
LeBron can’t help but be excited about the season, adding that it doesn’t really matter to him who the Lakers go up against first. For him, the season opener will be great, per Sacha Pisani of SportingNews.com.
“Opening night is great. It’s like the first day of school. Laying your clothes out the night before. Just that excitement of getting things back going.
I love to play the game. I obviously had the longest lay-off of my career, so to be where I’m at physically and mentally, no matter who we opened up against. For everybody, Tuesday is a great day.”
For the first time in nine seasons, LeBron didn’t feature in the NBA Finals. He didn’t even make the playoffs as the Lakers were hit by a ton of injuries all season. He promised fans that this will be his comeback season, and he’s extremely motivated to deliver a championship to the Purple and Gold.
We’ll all see if he can walk the talk.