LeBron James does not buy into the suggestion that the Lakers are “one piece away” from being a true NBA championship contender.
“We have enough right now,” James told reporters Thursday night in Brooklyn when asked about next month’s trade deadline.
LeBron finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 10th triple-double of the season, leading Los Angeles to a 128-113 road win against the Nets.
Per The AP:
LeBron James is on his way to Philadelphia, set to pass Kobe Bryant on the NBA’s career scoring list in the former Lakers star’s hometown.
“Any time I am linked with the greats or I am able to do something in my career where I’m mentioned with the greats is a pretty cool thing,” James said. “But as far as looking at the scoring, I don’t know. That doesn’t mean much to me.
“Just the overall point of my game is what means more to me: being an all-around player, being able to be successful on the floor and being able to contribute to the franchises that I played for, the three franchises I played for so far in my career.”
James has 33,626 points. Bryant finished with 33,643.