LeBron James explains what's 'exciting' about upcoming matchup vs. Brooklyn Nets - Lakers Daily

LeBron James explains what’s ‘exciting’ about upcoming matchup vs. Brooklyn Nets

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

The Los Angeles Lakers will face the star-studded Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.

Four-time MVP LeBron James shared his thoughts on facing the Eastern Conference contenders.

The Lakers will see a different Nets team compared to their most recent matchup. The teams have not faced off against one another since last season.

Of course, the Nets have been through a ton of changes in recent months.

The franchise got the services of superstar Kevin Durant back. He sat out for the entire 2019-20 campaign due to an Achilles injury.

In addition, the Nets acquired 2018 MVP James Harden from the Houston Rockets earlier this season. The sharpshooter has already played in more than a dozen games for the Nets this year.

James, 36, has plenty of history with Nets guard Kyrie Irving. Both players helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win a historic championship over the Golden State Warriors in 2016.

The Lakers will be without All-Star Anthony Davis for the contest versus the Nets.