LeBron James shares what he has learned about Lakers fans
LeBron James has learned a lot about the Los Angeles Lakers since joining the team before last season. He’s particularly become more informed about the high expectations of the team’s fanbase.
James gave a good summation of what he found Laker fans to be like: the expectations are high, and what you’ve done before does not matter.
“The Laker faithful don’t give a damn what you’ve done before,” James said Thursday, via Mark Medina of USA Today. “Until you become a Laker, you’ve got to do it with them as well. They don’t care about your resume at all until you become a Laker. Then you got to do it as a Laker.”
LeBron probably learned this early when not all Laker fans were overjoyed by his arrival. If he didn’t then, he has now.
The good news for James is he is now a win away from bringing a title back to Los Angeles. If he gets the championship, any doubters will probably be won over.