LeBron James says the Los Angeles Lakers “would be stupid” not to be a running team this season.
The Purple and Gold will push the pace, but with an aim to remain under control.
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James, 33, says he’s up for the challenge of leading the break in L.A. “even with the miles” on his odometer.
Per Yahoo Sports:
“You see those young legs out there,” James told Yahoo Sports. “We would be stupid not to utilize that as a strength. That’s just good coaching.”
[Luke] Walton is now asking James not only to stay with the herd — which will eventually include Lonzo Ball, 20, who is recovering from a knee injury — but on most occasions to be in front of it.
“I feel good out there. I’m good. I haven’t had issues [with my back since 2014-15],” James said. “I’m just trying to get everyone involved right now and make sure everyone is on the same page. That’s all. We’ll be in good shape.”