Earlier this offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers shot down reports that suggested LeBron James would play point guard for the team.
However, at practice this week, that’s exactly what the team did.
According to a report from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Lakers worked out LeBron at the point – along with several other scenarios.
McMenamin said the move was made as part of the team’s “crunch time lineup” where star big man Anthony Davis played the center position.
Here’s what LeBron had to say about the lineup:
“I mean, we have so many different lineup packages that we can probably go to throughout the course of the season. So we’re just trying out a few things now in practice — going with smaller lineups, going with bigger lineups, going with quicker lineups, going with slower lineups.
But that’s the luxury of having our personnel, we have the ability to do multiple things. So, that’s what practice is all about, being able.”
LeBron made it clear he’s not the “point guard” on the team, preferring to be called a “playmaker” instead.
Whatever he wants to call it, it would be a new position for the King – though he’s run from the point at times before.
We’ll find out later this month how the Lakers offense unfolds.