LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this summer. He will be playing with both young talents and veterans. Playing alongside the king of basketball is a huge deal, especially if your game is lame. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka has something to say about this.
Rob Pelinka shared an outrageous story about the “dangers” of sharing the same basketball court with King James.
“According to Rob Pelinka, a teammate dropped LeBron’s pass the other day because he didn’t expect it,” Harrison Feigen wrote on Twitter.
The drop was followed by an exchange in which LeBron told the player that he will break his nose.
“Man do you like your nose?” he asked. The player said ‘yes,’ and LeBron decided to teach him a lesson. “Well, get your hands ready or I’m gonna break your nose!”
Who was the player that dropped the pass? One thing stands for sure. That player will never ever miss another pass.
Maybe it was a rookie. This puts Moritz Wagner, Svi Mykhailiuk, and Joel Berry II in the game. On the other hand, there are many Lakers players who lose their concentration on the court. We all know that Michael Beasley, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson have wandering thoughts.
Of course, LeBron wasn’t really serious about punching the player in the nose. It was more like a motivation comment. King James is not the player to slap everyone who steps on his nerves. There were so many instances in which LeBron was tempted and even provoked. But, he didn’t do anything. Remember the incident with J.R. Smith in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals?
LeBron’s signing with the Lakers is a big deal, and he is there to share his knowledge with others. Maybe his skills will help the team go higher on the list. That would be nice.