The Lakers superstar had already organized a comparable mini-camp in 2019, when Anthony Davis arrived in Los Angeles.
The Lakers players are expected in Las Vegas next Friday. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that LeBron James has taken the initiative to organize a three-day mini-training camp there before the formal training camp which starts next week.
The journalist recalls that the superstar had already been at the origin of such a gathering in 2019, before the start of the season at the end of which the Californians had won their last title. Anthony Davis had just arrived and the idea was to help him integrate into the squad.
The “King” obviously wants to follow the same pattern with Russell Westbrook , arrived this summer in the ranks of the Lakers. But beyond this major acquisition and the return of former members of the house (Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Wayne Ellington, Rajon Rondo), Los Angeles will have to deal with a bunch of new faces (Kendrick Nunn, Malik Monk), including former All-Stars (Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan).
LeBron James will have three days to start putting all these beautiful people on the same page.