Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Luke Walton Believes Lakers Have Potential To Develop Into Championship Contender

Luke Walton Believes Lakers Have Potential To Develop Into Championship Contender
Published On: Mon, Sep 17
Jun 21, 2016; El Segunda, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers new head coach Luke Walton talks to the media during a press conference at Toyota Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Any time a team adds a player like LeBron James, who has made it to eight straight NBA Finals, the pressure on them immediately increases. For the Los Angeles Lakers, arguably nobody will feel the expectations rise than head coach Luke Walton.

He will have the difficult job of bringing together James and the rest of the veterans with the existing young core. Most see the Lakers as a likely playoff team, but not necessarily a title contender. Though,A James disagrees with that, and Walton has the same belief.

DuringA a€œAn Evening With the Lakers,a€A Walton spoke about the possibility of his team being a championship contender and how that can come to fruition as the season goes on:

a€œSeptember, probably not. Do I think come April, come playoff months? Absolutely I think we are. It takes time. You never just put a team together and theya€™re instantly a championship contender. Thata€™s what the regular season is going to be all about this year. Thata€™s what these guys coming in every day, playing together, getting to know each other, lifting weights together, is about. I think by the time the season comes and goes and we get towards the playoffs, if all goes the way we plan, then yeah, I truly believe we are.a€

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Luke Walton is Clearly Kidding Himself About LeBron James' Minutes Restrictions
Published On: Thu, Oct 18
The Los Angeles Lakers' pursuit of LeBron James finally ended this past summer, as the teamA locked in the generational superstar to a four-year contract.A The Lakers now have lofty...
How can LeBron James become next Lakers legend? Here's his checklist
Published On: Thu, Oct 18
The jerseys that hang in the rafters of theA Staples Center hold a special place in the hearts of Lakers fans.A LeBron JamesA now has a chance to join that Hall of Fame group alongs...
Charles Barkley chooses Spurs, Nuggets over LA: 'I have no idea what the Lakers are doing'
Published On: Wed, Oct 17
The Los Angeles Lakers are set to open their season on Thursday in Portland, and the NBA world will be paying close attention to the new-look Lakers.But Charles Barkley isna€™t expe...
LeBron James reportedly wants to play with Damian Lillard
Published On: Tue, Oct 16
LeBron JamesA sent shockwaves through the NBA when he signed with theA Los Angeles Lakersthis summer without another All-Star free agent likeA Chris PaulA orA PaulA George.He could ...
Lakers Exercise 2019/20 Options On Ball, Kuzma, Hart, Ingram
Published On: Tue, Oct 16
TheA LakersA have made a series of procedural moves,A announcing today in a press releasethat theya€™ve exercised their 2019/20 team options onA Lonzo Ball,A Kyle Kuzma,A Josh Hart,...
NBA Rumors: 'Whispers' Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard Don't Want to Join LeBron
Published On: Tue, Oct 16
TheA Los Angeles LakersA are poised to be big players in free agency next offseason, but landing a star to go alongsideA LeBron JamesA could prove difficult.According toA Kevin O'Co...
LeBron on If Hes Going to Call Luke Walton Coach Walton or Luke Considering They Were in Same Draft Class
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
In this bonus clip from THE SHOP, LeBron speaks on the hierarchy between a coach and player.LeBron obviously runs the team, but if the coach isna€™t respected there could be problem...
For the first time in LeBron James's career, his future isn't up to him
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
The first time LeBron left Northeast Ohio, it was to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. The Heat instantly became title favorites, and that first impression proved prett...
LeBron James shrinks generation gap as he yearns to become patient leader for his younger Lakers teammates
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
It takes LeBron James only 20 minutes to get from his home in Brentwood to the Lakersa€™ practice facility in El Segundo each morning, a feat that might be more impressive than his ...
Brandon Ingrams free throw drawing skill could be the next step toward reaching his full potential as a scorer
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
It doesna€™t take much more than a simple glance at his physical measurements to recognize that Los Angeles Lakers forward BrandonA IngramA is a unique basketball player.Standing at...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Metta World Peace SF
Kobe Bryant SF
Brandon Bass PF
Roy Hibbert C
Nick Young SF
Louis Williams SG
Julius Randle PF
Tarik Black C
Ryan Kelly PF
Robert Sacre C
See All Players