NBA preview: Lakers' only goal this season is to win a title

Los Angeles Times

LeBron James became a Los Angeles Laker in the summer of 2018 without another superstar, surrounded by young teammates who he knew weren't ready to compete for a championship. He talked constantly about having to be patient. This month, James stood in the back of a hallway at Staples Center near the weight room players use before games and was asked if it's nice to not have to be patient anymore. “Yeah,” he said. “Because I was patient last year, and you see where it got me.” This year is already different. The Lakers have a new coach in Frank Vogel, a new superstar in Anthony Davis and nine new faces on the roster. This season they aren't a bunch of kids trying to figure out how to be NBA players,

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