Hall of Famer Ray Allen Makes Major Statement About LeBron James
September 11, 2018
Hall of Famer Ray Allen played with NBA star LeBron James for two seasons with the Miami Heat, and now he came out with a statement regarding his new deal with the Lakers.
The 3-point king was part of the Miami Heat, and that team was pretty different than the newly-assembled Lakers. Ray Allen went on The Dan Patrick Show, and spoke about LeBron’s game in the new team.
“Yeah, a lot is going to content on those older players and how they ingratiate themselves to this new mix. Even LeBron has to reinvent himself,” said Allen.
When asked about LeBron’s role in the new team, Allen gave an unprecize answer. “It’s difficult to say because you know how he’s been for us and what we’ve seen over years past. When I played with him, he had a lot around him that could do different things, so he didn’t always have to carry the weight. Cleveland, it was a little different. He needed more shooters around him,” the Hall of Famer said.
“(With the Lakers), he doesn’t have that many shooters around him, so how are they going to fit in? [Lance] Stephenson and [Rajon] Rondo both need the ball in their hands. Is he going to give up more of that responsibility? Is he going to become somewhat of a spot-up shooter at the same time? Are those guys going to become shot-up shooters? It’s going to be interesting to watch.”
LeBron doesn’t seem to have problems with the new roster. He’s playing well with both veterans and young talents. The Lakers don’t really have too many shooters, and LeBron will have to cope with the fact that he will be working with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Michael Beasley. But, he’s got a good chemistry, so there won’t be any problem.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.