While LeBron James may have gone to the Lakers’ Summer League diversion in Las Vegas on Sunday to help his future colleagues, there was a greater thinking behind his outing to the Thomas and Mack Center: his first gathering with Lakers head mentor Luke Walton.
James met with Walton out of the blue finished the end of the week, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne wrote about Monday. James and Walton had just messaged since James consented to a four-year manage the Lakers prior this month.
Furthermore, obviously the gathering established a strong connection on Walton, as well.
He’s about the team, Walton told ESPN. He’s about doing things the right way, and he’s about winning. I can work with those qualities.
Walton has a lot of involvement with James, both on the court and as a mentor in the group. Walton was really chosen in a similar draft class as James in 2003, and has been connecting with previous mentors and players since James consented to the four-year, $153.3 million arrangement — including Cavaliers mentor Tyronn Lue and Miami Heat mentor Erik Spoelstra.
So while it will be another test for Walton to mentor the best b-ball player on the planet, it sounds like he’s getting his work done before the season begins.
What’s more, in the event that he accepts Lue’s recommendation, Walton and the Lakers ought to be okay.
I’ll just tell them LeBron’s easy,
Lue revealed to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin not long ago in front of his breakfast meeting with Walton. Individuals get the subject of developed like he’s difficult to mentor. It’s most certainly not. LeBron’s not the issue. It’s the outside pressure that is the issue. Simply put included weight promptly the mentors, on his partners. Presently all that you do is under a magnifying instrument.
“So it’s going to be a totally different change for the Lakers. They’ll be able to handle it.”