Report- LeBron James: Lakers coach drops hint on LeBron workload in NBA clash vs Grizzlies | Other | Sport

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Updated: December 9, 2018
LeBron James: Lakers coach drops hint on LeBron workload in NBA clash vs Grizzlies | Other | Sport

LeBron is in the starting five for the Los Angeles Lakers despite playing 37 minutes in defeat to San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.

LeBron is averaging 35 minutes per game with the Lakers after moving to LA from Cleveland Cavaliers in the offseason.

The defeat to the Spurs was the Lakers’ tenth of the season and they face a Grizzlies side one spot ahead of them in the Western Conference.

But despite that coach Luke Walton has suggested LeBron may get more of a rest tonight.

“I’ve got a lot of ideas but a lot will depend on how the flow of game is going, what we need and what we’re doing well.

“We are going to see some interesting line-ups tonight.

“I played some guys heavy minutes last night so we’re going to try out some different people.”

LeBron was recently reminded of his place in Lakers history by franchise legend Kobe Bryant.

The three-time NBA champion will be eager to add to his legacy by leading the Californians to glory one day.

And if he manages to do so he will follow in the footsteps of Bryant, who won five rings with the Lakers.

Bryant has now sent a clear message to LeBron over the 33-year-old’s place in Lakers history though.

“My impact on this organisation is to look forward,” Bryant told Barstool Sports’ The Corp podcast.

“If I’ve taught this fan base anything, it’s that we want excellence. We want championships.

“It’s about the purple and gold. It’s not about one player.

“I came in here and Magic [Johnson] embraced me with open arms.

“As did Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] and [James] Worthy and everybody else; Jerry West, Elgin [Baylor] and all those guys.

“It’s our responsibility to do the same thing for the next generation that comes in.

“I take that stuff deadly serious. It’s like: ‘No. Guys, we need more championships.'”