Pierre Gasly is a huge admirer of the Lakers Superstar LeBron James and is a huge fan of his leadership skills that he displays on the court and off the court, what’s not there to like about LeBron James, and it certainly has made Pierre Gasly a huge fan of his.
Pierre Gasly on the NBA
Pierre Gasly is a huge NBA fan and whenever he comes to the USA, the Alpha Tauri racer always attends NBA games. Along with watching games when in the states he also loves playing the NBA 2K video game. Due to the recent Pandemic worldwide, with people restricted to leaving their homes, the Frenchman could be seen taking on the Real Madrid shot stopper Thibaut Courtois in a game of NBA 2K20.
Before the two locked horns in the game, Pierre was asked to tell about his passion for NBA, to which the Frenchman responded, “I really love the NBA. Most of the time I try to go and watch games when there are races in the US, so I went to see Houston, I spent some time in Miami and I managed to see a couple of games there. I went to see the Raptors once, Lakers… I just love the atmosphere. It gives you goosebumps just watching it and the level of the athletes is also really impressive – it’s completely different from F1.”
Pierre Gasly on LeBron James
The Alpha Tauri racer who is a former GP2 winner talked about the franchise he supports and which NBA player he most admires in the league. The Frenchman had a preference and support for the Los Angeles Lakers, and it is obvious if you support the Lakers, you can’t deny the fact that LeBron James is the most prominent player in their team right now. His favorite player is King LeBron James.
He picks LeBron James as his favorite player, he went on to Praise LeBron James for his mentality and his feel for the game, “I would say the Lakers. I really like LeBron James, as an athlete and as a person. His charisma, his attitude, he’s a great leader.” It is sure that LeBron James is a great leader and has the feel for the game for almost 2 decades. Not all athletes can sustain themselves at the top level for that amount of time.
Pierre Gasly was asked about who will win the NBA title this season, “I think the Lakers look pretty strong. I’ll be happy for LeBron to get the title because going to the Lakers wasn’t easy, it was a big challenge… but looking at the results, I think they’re in really good shape, but you never know what to expect in the playoffs.” Well, it is evident that at that time Los Angeles Lakers sure were a scary team, and won the title in Orlando, now they are quite an opposite team this season.
This season the Lakers have not yet got the show running and things don’t look too bright for them. They have a good team on paper but the reality is that they are a team full of veterans and not a lot of young blood to inject pace in the game, as there is not a lot of mileage left in the tank for the veterans, however, LeBron James who is in his 19th season still has a lot left to go but can he pull this team through the Playoffs to be crowned champions once again is a doubt.