Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks About His Expectations For LeBron James This Season

LeBron James had a terrible debut with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was injured and that injury kept him sidelined for 17 games. His younger teammates couldn’t cope with the terrible pressure on the floor, and the Lakers missed every chance to make the playoffs. But, they got Anthony Davis now, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar believes that LeBron will bounce back for the upcoming season. It all depends on the team’s chemistry and depth.

The Lakers legend had an interview with Mark Medina of USA Today. He talked about several topics, including LeBron’s season.

“I think LeBron will have a good season,” Abdul-Jabbar responded. “The groin injury was unfortunate. It all depends on how they intend to play and how much depth they have around him. LeBron and Davis are two good guys on the court working together. It’s unfortunate that DeMarcus Cousins couldn’t uphold his end of it physically. He’s had too many problems. But when he played with Davis down in New Orleans, they were pretty much simpatico. That would’ve been a really good match. I felt sorry for him in that sense.”

Abdul-Jabbar was also asked about the possibility that LeBron passes him on the all-time scoring list.

“LeBron doesn’t have many problems,” he responded. “Things went south with injuries to him and the team. But those things happen. LeBron isn’t trying to come back from a career-threatening injury. He’s just slowing down a little bit. But when you’re LeBron and you slow down, you’re talking about a different level of slowing down.”

Is there any chance that LeBron, Kevin Durant and other players break his records?

“The thing is they can’t break my record. They didn’t play when I played. Actually, what we’re talking about here is total hypotheticals. It’s neat I’m there as a standard. But that’s all there is. But when you look at the game now, that game is not the one I played. The game I played isn’t the same game that Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain and George Mikan played. So everything is relative.”

We agree with the legend on this one. LeBron will definitely have a good season.

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