Former LeBron James teammate hates revamped Lakers
It looks like LeBron James may be able to note more mental notes from another skeptic on their upcoming season.
Add former teammate Channing Frye to this list of enemies that James definitely has in mind.
At Frye’sRoad trippin ‘ podcast, hosts Frye, Richard Jefferson and Allie Clifton were discussing the Lakers’ title chances this season with guest and former NBA player Kendrick Perkins.
The rest of the crew looked puzzled as Frye disparaged Perkins’ prediction that the Lakers were the team to beat.
“I was listening to you. I do not agree with you. I like Bron. I love AD. I like Mélo. I love Russell Westbrook. We are in 2021. There are not enough balls for everyone. In the playoffs, it’s a big “what if”. This former team has- has to make 82 games for the playoffs. “
To be fair, Frye agrees on paper that this team has the most talent. In a hypothetical scenario where every team was healthy, Frye didn’t hesitate to say the Lakers were the team to beat.
At the current ages of the Laker roster, Frye and many critics fail to see how staying healthy will be sustainable into the playoffs. The Lakers are currently an average of 31.0 years old, the fifth oldest team in the past 15 seasons.
Frye won a title with LeBron James in 2016 – the same season they came back from an unlikely 3-1 deficit to defeat the 73-9 Golden State Warriors in the final – but even that doesn’t seem to deter Frye from his prediction. . that James and his team will fail this season.