Listen: Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Either that or he was at some damn race track on some bond messing with horses. What basketball. So let's just call it what it is when you are members of lake nation, and the residue of that reality is still fresh in your damn nostrils how dare you. Treat LeBron James, like there's something he has to earn you lucky. He's here. This is all ready to be a LeBron James star in a walk of fame right now for the solar express reason that he came and he arrived in LA. That alone. That alone. Support LeBron James in that stratosphere. You owe a debt of gratitude because he has made the loss Angeles Lakers instantly relevant again, that's what he has done. You need to take heavily thought a matter of fact, there's only people like me and others that to cover him there Lake Erie. That's having attitude with him. And that was from the last four years. That's the past. That's the pay fast. I got nothing but love for LeBron days right now. You know, we go. So let's just make sure we clear about that. Now, having said, all of that, I will say this and this is something that's very, very important that everybody understands. When we talk about LeBron James and we talk about the notion of pressure. Okay. This keep things in it's proper perspective. The broad James has to deliver a championship in the four years that he's going to. He's committed to the Los Angeles Lakers. There's no other way around it. We realized that any way we want to, there's no way around it. LeBron James has to win a championship. You size it anyway. You want the broad. James has to do that. Laser gentleman right now. Elgin Baylor has the most NBA finals losses with eight. He was all for eight. Oh, for eight. The year he retired. Is the year the Lakers won the championship. He retired midseason. Jerry West is second on this. The wonderful Jerry West, a basketball savant that his Jerry West, the consulted, the Steve Balmer, the owner for the Los Angeles Clippers that Jerry was that Jerry West, who bought a way has a legitimate shot of getting a while Lennon to come to the clippers next season that do. Carey was has eight finals MBA loss to, but he won one. He went to nine. MBA is lost eight. Eligibility went over eight. They gentleman, you know who's third on that list. Donate listens, LeBron James. But I'm here to tell you right now. Forget the six NBA finals losses. Forget it doesn't matter. Let me tell you why. It's so pivotal for LeBron James to win a championship as long as he's in LA. Because every more key major superstar who's ever won the purple and gold other than Elgin Baylor has won a championship. That's what. Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul. Jabbar have four NBA finals losses, but magic one, five rinks Kareem one, six. And both of them one championships with the Lakers we'll Chamberlain only has two championships and six NBA finals. Appearances on his resume will Chamberlain. Has to rings one was with the Lakers.."