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LeBron James Shares Emotional Moment With Tristan Thompson After Lakers’ Rough Month
May 22, 2019
LeBron James struggles in his new team, and the Los Angeles Lakers have hard time fixing their reputation. They lost Magic Johnson and Luke Walton, and they may also lose LeBron James. That’s what rumors say. But, the king is now focused on few other things. He even spent some time with Tristan Thompson.
Prior to LeBron’s return in Cleveland as a Laker, Tristan talked about the reception he would get. When asked about the importance of the game against LeBron’s new team, Tompson said it was just another game.
“Just another game. Another game on the schedule,” he said following shootaround. “Another opportunity for us to play at home and compete and be on our floor.”
“I think he will get a great reception. I think at the end of the day Cavs fans are very appreciative of him coming back and fulfilling the ‘prophecy’ of bringing a championship to the city and it was great what he did, doing for this community and how he helped Cleveland economics and brought money back into the city so it should be nothing but praises. Should be nothing but love and respect.”
Thompson knows that LeBron was really important for his team. He also knew that the Los Angeles Lakers struggled without LeBron, adding that the Golden State’s efforts on stopping LeBron during the Finals put the Cavaliers in an unfamiliar position.
“I always felt like that was our, what we were kind of missing when we played Golden State. Teams that do very well against Golden State are teams who have guys in multiple positions that can attack their guys. I think a lot of the time, we were dependent so much on Bron that when we got to the finals, they forced other guys to step up and make plays and guys weren’t really ready.”
This doesn’t change the fact that Tomspon wanted to become a superstar without LeBron in the team.
“Now that LeBron is gone, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a situation where almost anything can happen,” a source close to Tristan said. “But with those thoughts as they are, nobody expects them to even get close to the NBA Finals.”
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.