August 14, 2019, 9:28 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
During Monday’s episode of ESPN’s “Get Up!,” Richard Jefferson proclaimed that LeBron James will be “the best player in basketball next year, again.”
“I think he understands the disrespect,” Jefferson said. “He's felt it over the course of his career, at different levels. Now, it's like 'Oh, you're old. You're not that guy anymore'.” In a recent ESPN poll of 20 NBA executives, coaches and scouts, none of them chose James as the best player in the league, while not one chose the Lakers to win the NBA Championship. LeBron will have AD and a much deeper supporting cast this season so we should expect the same production from the King with some “load management” days in between.