“It’s not my decision to say ‘this is who we should bring back on the roster’” Lakers star LeBron James denies having any involvement in framing the team’s upcoming roster


“It’s not my decision to say ‘this is who we should bring back on the roster’” Lakers star LeBron James denies having any involvement in framing the team’s upcoming roster

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LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers just wrapped up their season as they didn’t even make it to the play-in tournament and now stand out of the picture for the playoffs contention. Once again it was the Phoenix Suns who wiped them off as a rivalry between the two teams was started after the last year’s first-round series. The Lakers were already a serious contender for the championship this year as the off-season signings had everyone around the league impressed. But the reality is very disappointing if compared to the attention the new faces like Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and others drew. LeBron James played a very important role in all veteran signings of the team as he personally recruited everyone he wanted to be around.

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The front office even allowed LeGM (LeBron James) to step in the process and get the job done as he is the franchise star and face of the league. But with the season failure, he gets the most blame since in the end, it’s the roster hand-picked by him which failed to step up and deliver to record some wins. The Los Angeles Lakers throughout the season just proved how consistently inconsistent they are when it comes to winning games and improving their record. There were chemistry issues between the veterans, injuries never allowed them to check the actual potential they hold and the old legs were less on mobility which eventually got their defensive ranking decreased and added some easy points for the rivals.

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Russell Westbrook and Frank Vogel were scapegoated throughout the season by the franchise as they were the ones highlighted the most by the media. Frank Vogel though is no more the head coach as he got fired as soon as the final game against Denver Nuggets ended. The management didn’t even handle the process of firing the head coach with dignity as he came to know about it via a tweet from an NBA reporter. The future for the LeBron James-led Lakers now totally depends on the decision they make for the next season. King James though appearing in the Media conference gave a totally different take to the reporters as he mentioned he won’t be the one interfering with the front desk in the future.

Lakers Coach Frank Vogel and LeBron James
Lakers Coach Frank Vogel and LeBron James

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LeBron James denies to have any involvement in the front offices’ work

LeBron James
LeBron James

During the exit interviews with the media, LeBron James in a conversation with Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll revealed his stance on the roster formation for the next year and quoted: “It’s not my decision to say ‘this is who we should bring back on the roster.’” But LeBron James also mentioned that he’ll be there for the input and in the end, the front office will make decisions which suits the best for the franchise.

LeBron James has been the secondary general manager for all the teams he has played for. Since he is the best player there and the one supposed to decide who he wants to be around. But now with all the fingers pointed at him for the season failure and the head coach with whom he brought the city of Los Angeles a championship after a decade being fired. He will probably stay out of it as he mentioned during the exit interview.

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