Lance Stephenson opens up about playing with LeBron in LA

Jesse Reed

When LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, it sent shock waves throughout the NBA. Then, in just as shocking a move, the Lakers brought in one of James’ primary “rivals” in Lance Stephenson.

Stephenson opened up about joining forces with James in Los Angeles during a conference call on Tuesday. Based on what he said, it seems that Lance is perhaps more focused on being ready for next season than he ever has before.

Stephenson also expressed excitement about playing with Los Angeles’ young up-and-coming stars.

It’s going to be fascinating to see how Stephenson and James work together this coming season. The Lakers are already one of the teams oddsmakers see as a shoo-in to make the playoffs, and the expectations of instant success will be impossible to avoid.