Yeah. That was…something, for sure.
Now that he’s officially a Laker, what he told Lonzo in an interview with ESPN LA’s Mason and Ireland.
According to Bron himself, “The gist of it was at the end of the day, no one can define who you are but yourself. When you’re young, you can get caught up and listening to what people say, what people thinking that you should be, what people saying what your game should be. But at the end of the day, no one can define who are you besides yourself. If you put in the work, you commit to the game, then the game will give back to you. And that’s all it’s about.”
It’s kind of a let down, is it not? Deep down, that’s what we all assumed was said, but NBA junkies like myself were always wondering if LeBron’s decision to join LA was somehow made during that post-game exchange. Perhaps it had already been settled well before then, and Bron was grooming the kid’s attitude a year ahead of schedule.