LeBron James issues report card for Lakers’ first 10 games
With the Los Angeles Lakers completing their first 10 games of the season on Friday with a 117-115 win over the Chicago Bulls, LeBron James has come out with his early-season report card for the Purple & Gold.
According to the four-time NBA champ, L.A. has been doing pretty well so far this season.
“I think we’ve played B, B+ basketball, and that’s OK,” Lakers superstar LeBron James said, via Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet. “We’ve added 5 new pieces to the rotation … we’re still learning each other. We’re getting accustomed to different lineups … we’ve played pretty good basketball, but we want to be better.”
James himself admitted that the now-7-3 Lakers are currently still a work-in-progress, and this has been quite evident in their first 10 games of the new campaign. They have been able to establish some chemistry, but at this point, it is clear that there is still some work that needs to be done.
On Friday, the Lakers struggled to put away the Bulls, who hung on for pretty much the entire evening. Chicago isn’t exactly a playoff team, and this was supposed to be an easy win for the defending champs, despite the fact that they were without superstar big man Anthony Davis (left adductor strain).
LeBron led the way for L.A., finishing with 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting, to go along with seven rebounds, seven assists in 34 minutes of action.
It’s still a long season ahead for the Lakers, and they should hit their stride sooner rather than later. When that happened, the league better watch out.