Warriors’ Klay Thompson says it’s ‘pretty cool’ LeBron James signed with Lakers
As reported by Nick Friedell of ESPN, the Los Angeles-born Thompson believes that it was a “pretty cool” move for James’ part to join the Purple and Gold. Thompson even expects the Lakers to get a ton of media attention just like before now that LeBron is on board.
“I think it’s pretty cool,” Thompson said of seeing James in a Lakers jersey. “I don’t think you would have guessed it when he was with the Cavs when he started his rookie season, but it’s adding a ton of interest in the league, and the Lakers are about to get the usual media coverage that I was used to growing up.”
As for matching up with him and his new team, the sharpshooting guard believes that James will definitely improve. Thompson also revealed that he measures his performance against James — whom he tagged as the best player in the world.
“I expect him to greatly improve the Lakers and they’ve obviously got a bunch of guys who are proven now. So I just expect it to be intense. Any time you play against arguably the best player in the world, no matter what sport, you want to measure yourself against him so you play as hard as you can, and that’s why guys like Steph, KD, Kobe, LeBron, James Harden, any [top] guys face their opponent’s best game every night, so it will be no different when we play the Lakers.”
Whether he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Lakers, the 28-year-old four-time All-Star knows that it’s always going to be an intense match.