After a disappointing first season in Los Angeles, here are three reasons why LeBron James has been much better in his second season with the team.
In the summer of 2018, the landscape of the NBA changed, as the Los Angeles Lakers were able to sign LeBron James.
After losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron decided to leave his hometown team once again, but this time for Los Angeles.
While the Lakers have historically been able to bring in the big stars, it was something that they struggled with for the last decade or so. At the time, Magic Johnson was the President of Basketball Operations, and he put the full-court press on when it came to signing James.
Unlike most teams in his career, James entered Los Angeles with a lot of young players around him and no second star. The hope was that the young Lakers would be ready to grow with James, but that plan didn’t go accordingly,
Even though James’ first season in Los Angeles will be chalked up as a failure because they missed the playoffs, they were a Top-4 seed in the Western Conference at Christmas time. Unfortunately, that was also the day their season ended.
For James, this season has been all about proving the doubters wrong. While James didn’t have a poor statistical season last year, he has been much better in his second season with the Lakers.
As the Lakers wait for the season to resume, here are three reasons why James has been better in his second season than his first.