The Lakers are not anything close to a championship team right now. Officially outside the playoffs looking in, morale just isn't all that high for the Purple and Gold at the moment.
That isn't going to stop LeBron James this offseason, however. He, as well as the rest of the planet, knows the Lakers need some major upgrades. When he reportedly made a raspberry noise in reaction to how the roster was put together, he kind of said it all.
In order to convince players to come in order to change the roster that he clearly isn't happy about, LeBron is going to convince players to come to join up with his "championship mindset."
.@KingJames talks with @RealAClifton about his championship mindset attracting players with similar aspirations.— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) April 5, 2019
Don’t miss the full interview tonight at 6:30 PM on Spectrum SportsNet. pic.twitter.com/6ISNxOYbGv
Hmmm. We all know how well that mindset worked this season.
These free agents he's trying to convince would also have a chance to play for a fanbase that only wants a championship and doesn't think anything else is enough. That's a lot of pressure for someone trying to find a new home and fit in.
He's made his mindset clear but the Lakers haven't gone great in adding stars aside from LeBron James. They couldn't convince Paul George to join, and missed out on Anthony Davis (for now).
But hey, maybe this new approach can finally make the Lakers watchable again.