Next season will be LeBron James’ 20th season in the NBA. The LA Lakers superstar remains at the top of his game and recently put in a stunning preseason performance against the Phoenix Suns in Las Vegas.
On “First Things First,” analyst Nick Wright had this to say about LeBron James:
“This was another reminder yesterday. Somehow, even in year 20, a couple of months shy of turning 38, on any given night this season, he’s going to look like the best player in the league. Now, he’s not the best. A league player, Giannis is, but on any given night he could look like one.
Wright wrapped up his thoughts by calling the Lakers’ refusal to give away their remaining assets frustrating. The team made it clear that they are not willing to include both first-round picks interchangeably unless they get a star in return.
See Nick Wright’s full comments on LeBron James’ preseason performance below:
LeBron James would like to have an NBA team in Las Vegas
LeBron’s success on the court has been replicated in his off-court endeavors, as he reportedly achieved billionaire status. He hasn’t been shy about his desire to own an NBA franchise in the past. After the Lakers’ preseason game in Las Vegas, James shared his desire for the franchise to be in Sin City.
During his post-game press conference, about the gaming atmosphere in Las Vegas. James said:
“It’s the best fan base in the world. I would love to bring a team here at some point. That would be awesome. I want the team here, Commissioner Adam, thank you.”
While Las Vegas has become a new hot spot for sports franchises following the move of the Las Vegas Raiders from Oakland, Seattle was always thought of as the next city to expand the NBA. However, with a push from LeBron, Las Vegas could jump ahead of the queue.