Tiger Fight, September 27. In the fifth game of the Western Conference Finals that ended today, the Lakers defeated the Nuggets 117-107, and the series scored 4-1 to advance to the finals. After the game, Lakers forward LeBron James accepted an exclusive interview with Yahoo Sports reporter Chris Haynes.
League sources revealed that when James announced that he had joined the Lakers in 2018, he and the late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant planned to have a meal together to discuss all aspects of Los Angeles and what the Lakers would expect from his arrival.
However, due to the conflicting schedules of the two superstars, Bryant and James never determined the next exact dinner date. Whenever they met each other, the party was brought up, but it was always pushed back and forth. This matter still haunts James.
"Of course, you would think that we will always have time for dinner, and I understand that there are always regrets in life," James said, "but I really hope that he and I have spent that moment. I do remember when I joined here. , He immediately texted me and said, “Welcome, brother. Welcome to this family.” It was a special moment because the Lakers fans at that time (not fully accepted me). Many people were saying, "Uh, we actually don't want LeBron at this stage of our career." And, "Is he okay? Can he bring us back to the top?" So hearing his words and getting his approval is of great significance. I never doubted myself, but when Kobe said this, it must be of great significance."
"We must remember not to take life and people for granted." James said.
James revealed some topics he had hoped to discuss with Kobe.
"When I played in Cleveland, I grew up 35 miles away, so I almost knew the people there. When I went to Miami, Wade drew me a blueprint for there. But I was never in the Lakers. Such a giant team has played. This may be a bit like Alex Rodriguez joined the New York Yankees that year. He may get advice from Jeter about what it takes to play in front of such fans. It's the Mariners or Rangers. The teams play differently. I would definitely be willing to listen to that advice on what needs to be done to win the love of Lakers fans, or how to make them appreciate my game. I will take his advice on these things." James Said.
“当我在克利夫兰踢球时，我成长在35英里之外，所以我几乎认识那里的人。当我去迈阿密时，韦德为我画了一个蓝图。但是我从来没有在湖人队中打过球。可能有点像亚历克斯·罗德里格斯（Alex Rodriguez）那年加入纽约洋基队，他可能会从杰特（Jeter）那里得到建议，询问在这样的球迷面前打球的方式是什么。愿意听取建议以赢得湖人球迷的爱，或者如何使他们欣赏我的火狐体育nba比赛。我将就这些事情接受他的建议。”詹姆斯·赛义德（James Said）。
"Then we might talk about we never met in the finals, just apologize to him. In that damn 2009, I lost to Dwight (Howard), of course it would be a great chat. You know. , Is talking about that we did not meet people's expectations. We did not give them the duel they wanted." James said.
In this game, James played 40 minutes, 15 of 25 shots, 38 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and 1 steal.