Anyone hoping to catch some discounted LeBron James action by catching him during the preseason could be bitterly disappointed.
James declared on Sunday he didn’t need preseason games to be ready for the season itself.
“I don’t know,” James told ESPN when asked about his plans.
“I don’t need preseason games to get ready.”
LeBron played just one preseason game last year, before playing all 82 regular season fixtures (a career first).
But that was because he was nursing an ankle injury at the time, and this year he has made it very clear that if he sits out, it won’t be due to injury.
“I feel great,” James said.
James and Lakers coach Luke Walton are scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss LBJ’s preseason schedule.
The Lakers will play six preseason games, kicking things off against the Nuggets in San Diego on September 30 and finishing with a game against the Warriors in San Jose on October 12.
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