“Old A** Team”: LeBron James’ Ex-Teammate Bashes Lakers’ Title Hopes

Published 08/21/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
May 25, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James prior to game two against the Phoenix Suns during the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


NBA has officially announced the schedule for the 2021-22 season. Lakers fans are already hyped up as the franchise has made many important signings. Rob Pelinka and co. have been busy in the off-season and there have been 12 incomings to their roster. However, LeBron James’ former teammate at Cleveland Cavaliers, Channing Frye, has bashed Lakers’ title hopes.

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May 25, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with teammates against the Phoenix Suns during the first half in game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers have assembled a super team ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season, which means there will be a lot of pressure on them to deliver and fight for the championship once again. They will be a tough side to beat with that immense depth at their disposal.

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But despite these top additions, not everyone is convinced that the Lakers will be able to win the championship. In fact, Channing Frye feels they won’t even be able to ‘make it 82 games.’

Channing Frye bashes LeBron James’ Lakers championship hopes

In a recent episode of Road Trippin’ on YouTube, Channing Frye called Lakers an old team and even went on to say that they won’t be able to make it the regular season.

“I love Bron, I love AD, I like Melo, I like Russell Westbrook. It is 2021. There’s not enough balls to go around,” Channing said.

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“In the playoffs, there’s a big what-if. This old a** team has to make it 82 games to the playoffs.”

Channing Frye has played with LeBron James during his Cleveland days, the team with which he won the only NBA championship of his career. However, even after playing with James, Channing isn’t convinced that the Lakers will be able to win it this time.

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The Lakers have many new additions to their roster, including Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook. After crashing out of the playoffs in the first round last season, the management headed by Rob Pelinka made some new signings to increase their roster depth. Frank Vogel has a lot of work to do, and with a ‘super team’ at his disposal, the pressure will be on him to deliver.

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