Former teammate of LeBron James, Mario Chalmers warns the league, explains how the King’s return would be ‘scary’ for the rest of the league
Entering the 2020-2021 season, the Los Angeles Lakers were regarded as the favorites to win their second-consecutive title. With LeBron James at the helm and Anthony Davis as his All-Star partner, it seemed like there was no other team in the league who could take them on. However, that feeling did not last long.
The Brooklyn Nets added quite a few big pieces such as James Harden and Blake Griffin to an already stacked duo of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Many analysts now believe that it the Nets’ championship to lose. On top of all that, the Lakers team has been riddled with injuries throughout the season.
“LeBron James is going to be scary after he’s back”: Mario Chalmers
Anthony Davis recently returned back to the lineup, after missing 29 games because of a calf injury. It is almost time for the King to make his return as well.
Mario Chalmers recently featured on ‘The Posecast’, where he warned the rest of the league that LeBron’s return would be scary for them.
“This much rest is bad for their opponent. That man is doing treatment 19 times a day in the pool. He’s just he just saving his body. That’s all he’s doing, resting his body.
“I always say that Bron has one of the greatest basketball minds I’ve ever been around. Seeing things dissecting plays, knowing what teams about to run. I’ve never played with someone like that. All you doing is getting more time and you can’t do that. You got to keep going. Wear him down… This is gonna be scary. That’s why I said I’m interested to see how they come back.”
— James Posey (@James_Posey41) April 23, 2021
It is obvious that the Lakers need the King if they wish to defend their crown. LAL has had an underwhelming 7-9 record in the 16 games that LeBron has been out. With only 12 games left, the Lakers would look forward to closing out the season strong. Once a healthy LeBron James and Anthony Davis return, they would be a nightmare for any team to go up against.