LeBron James has gone through a lot in his now-15 NBA seasons. Of the many things that seems underrated about him as a player is just how well-adjusted he is now to the immense pressure and spotlight under which he plays. It’s been that way from the beginning, really, and even before he was an NBA rookie all eyes were on James to perform.
So LeBron can certainly relate to the fate that Lonzo Ball seems resigned to in Los Angeles. James spoke about Lonzo’s rookie year and the expectations he’s saddled with the for the Lakers, who Cleveland hosts on Thursday. It’s something James has unique insight on, and he said he can see a lot of himself as a rookie in
James spoke to the pressure of coming in as the “savior” of a franchise and the difficulties that come with those expectations with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin on Tuesday night after a home win against the Atlanta Hawks.