The Lakers have traded for star guard Russell Westbrook and signed veterans like Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard. The roster is definitely loaded, but it is fair to point out that the stars are aging.
Carmelo is 37, LeBron is 36. Marc Gasol is 36, Dwight Howard is 35, and Westbrook is 32.
The critics began questioning whether the aging stars can put together a championship run near the tail end of their careers, and LeBron didn’t seem too happy. LeBron put the critics on blast before promptly deleting his tweet.
“Keep talking about my squad, our personnel ages, the way he plays, he says injured, we’re past our time in this league, etc etc etc,” James wrote. “Do me one favor PLEASE!!!! And I mean PLEASE!!! Keep that same narrative ENERGY when it begins! That’s all I ask.”
LeBron sees the talk 👀📱 pic.twitter.com/rwAKi7S9rC
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 4, 2021
We will have to see who gets the last laugh.