LeBron James is used to getting his way, on and off the court. He was the first player to begin to take control of his career. James spent his first seven years with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs put a team together that didn’t win. When he hit free agency, LeBron aligned himself with the Miami Heat with players he wanted to play with.
In 2014, LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. This time, he aligned with additional players he wanted to play with. His second Cleveland stint only lasted four years, but saw the Cavs win a historic championship over the Warriors. After the 2018 Finals, when the Warriors swept the Cavs, LeBron joined the Los Angeles Lakers.
The first season was a struggle, but LeBron James retooled. He helped recruit the likes of Anthony Davis to the team, and they won a title. In 2021, they lost to the Phoenix Suns, in the first round. This year, the Lakers added Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. With that, they brought Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard back, from the 2020 title run.
Tonight, the Lakers played the Bulls in Chicago. LeBron got what he wanted, again. This time, LeBron James passes ball off Westbrook’s foot and gets the call.