The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA offseason. LeBron James officially signed with the Lakers on Monday. It is a four-year deal worth $153.3 million.
Getting LeBron usually means you’re a championship contender, but the Lakers still have some work to do. Los Angeles, as it is presently constructed, is not a championship team, so says Hall of Famer Charles Barkley:
“They not gonna win next year,” Barkley told TMZ Sports about LeBron and the Lakers. “Well, it depends who they going to bring in here. Magic has done a fantastic job, him and Rob(Pelinka). LeBron is a great player, but they need to get better.
Getting better for the Lakers means trying to pry Kawhi Leonard from the Spurs, who reportedly wants out of San Antonio. At this point, the Lakers are a playoff team with LeBron. However, if they can get Leonard, they become a championship caliber team.
Magic Johnson has done a great job, but he has a little more work to do!