Kendrick Perkins Makes Big Claim About LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers

Kendrick Perkins has nothing but words of praise for LeBron James. His praise didn’t stop here. He also praised the Los Angeles Lakers front office. General Manager Rob Pelinka selected an interesting group of veterans. Each of these players will have a key role in the 2021-22 NBA season.

First, they traded for Russell Westbrook. Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Wayne Ellington, Kendrick Nunn, and Malik Monk joined the team, too. Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo had a big comeback. They both want to win another ring with the Lakers. Both veterans had a big role in the playoff run in Orlando. Frank Vogel knows them really well, and he will lead the team to another great season. Getting all these veterans attracted the attention of everyone, including Perkins.

Kendrick Perkins wants LeBron James to win

The NBA legend really likes the new-look Lakers.

“What? This is another dead, bold lie. You cannot tell me that you’re about to have LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, all of these players, and you’re telling me they’re not going to have a 60-win season? Please. Matter of fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they scratch the surface of hitting the 70-win season. Just look at the lineup.”

Here are the records of wins in the NBA:

  • 49: 1946–47 Washington Capitols (60 games)
  • 51: 1949–50 Minneapolis Lakers/Rochester Royals (68 games), and Syracuse Nationals (64 games)
  • 52: 1958–59 Boston Celtics (72 games)
  • 59: 1959–60 Boston Celtics (75 games)
  • 60: 1961–62 Boston Celtics (80 games)
  • 62: 1964–65 Boston Celtics (80 games)
  • 68: 1966–67 Philadelphia 76ers (81 games, first team to top Washington’s winning percentage mark of .817)
  • 69: 1971–72 LA Lakers (82 games)
  • 72: 1995–96 Chicago Bulls (82 games)
  • 73: 2015–16 Golden State Warriors (82 games)

We have a really good reason to believe that the Lakers will win a lot of games in the upcoming season. Pelinka built a strong roster, and his team will challenge every other team in the NBA. Of course, they will play against a stronger competition in the conference. Will it be easy? No. Will they succeed? Absolutely. Perkins made a few good remarks, and he will follow every move the Lakers make in the upcoming season. He wants them to win and hopefully, players will be super motivated to win.