LeBron James reportedly organizing team minicamp for Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have revamped their roster and added another superstar player heading into the 2019-20 season, and LeBron James wants to get to work as soon as possible with his new teammates.
LeBron is organizing a team minicamp that is expected to take place in Las Vegas next month before the Lakers start their official training camp, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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“It’s meant to galvanize and bond this Lakers unit right before the start of the real training camp that begins in Los Angeles in September,” Charania said. “It’s really showing the premium that teams and star players are putting on team chemistry going into a very important NBA season — a true free-for-all NBA season for maybe the first time in five or six years.”
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers are also exploring the possibility of organizing a players’ mini-camp prior to their official camp.
We’ve already seen LeBron looking to build chemistry with new teammate Anthony Davis by inviting him over for the most important night of the week in the James household, so a team minicamp would continue with that theme. It’s also a good idea for a team with a ton of new key pieces that should be very competitive in the Western Conference.