There has been a lot of speculation this season about LeBron James and his relationship with the Los Angeles Lakers. After the team hit the deep end in the second half of the season, rumors started to float around that James was unhappy with the Lakers organization and that he was upset with how management was running the team. Yesterday, James was at the Lakers facility working out and was watching ESPN at the same time. At the bottom of the screen, he saw a report that the Lakers were working on repairing their relationship with him. That’s when he took to his Instagram story to shut down all of the chatter.
“That. Is. Not. True,” LeBron said. “It’s not true at all. I’m actually at the Lakers facility right now … HAHAHAHA!” You can see LeBron’s Instagram story below courtesy of TMZ.
The Lakers ended up finishing the season ranked 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 37-45. At one point in the season, the team was ranked fourth in the West, but eventually tanked thanks to a plethora of injuries to the team’s stars.
Next season, expectations will be fairly high, especially if they land some big name free agents in the offseason.