LeBron James’ leadership on full display during NBA hiatus
According to Lakers shooting guard Danny Green, LeBron was in constant communication with his teammates and it wasn’t always just about basketball.
“He’s been the leader he’s always been since Day 1,” Danny Green said about LeBron James, via Lakers.com.
“Continued to communicate with us, let us know what’s going on, in terms of on the court – where we can find a gym (to workout at) and off the court with the players association, injustices, coming together and using our platforms … everything, all around.
“He’s been a great leader in that sense. He doesn’t lead just by his words but by example. He’s at the gym early, he’s leaving late, and he’s the last guy probably working the hardest and the longest. He’s been great. There’s a reason why he’s one of the greatest of all time.”
The Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference standings and already clinched a postseason spot. Just like the other 21 teams partaking in the “bubble” games down at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Los Angeles will play eight seeding games before the 2020 playoffs start.
Prior to games getting suspended in March after Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, LeBron was averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 10.6 assists for the Lakers. For the first time in his Hall of Fame career, James was leading the NBA in assists per game.
With LeBron and fellow superstar Anthony Davis leading the charge, the Purple and Gold are one of the betting favorites to win the 2020 championship. Los Angeles is looking for banner No. 17 as a franchise to tie the Boston Celtics, while LeBron is searching for title No. 4.