Trae Young Emphatically States Lakers Were Going to Win Title Because LeBron James Was on 'Mission' - Lakers Daily

Trae Young Emphatically States Lakers Were Going to Win Title Because LeBron James Was on ‘Mission’

Trae Young and LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers were on a different level before the novel coronavirus forced the NBA to pause the 2019-20 season.

However, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young told fans during a recent Instagram Live session that the Lakers were going to win the 2020 title because superstar LeBron James was playing out of his mind.

“Bron was on a different mission,” said Young. “It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. It was the craziest thing bro. That’s why he’s the greatest in my eyes bro.”

James is, in fact, having a spectacular year.

The 17-year veteran was posting 25.7 points, 10.6 assists and 7.9 boards per game this season. His superb play and leadership had the Lakers with the best record in the Western Conference.

Moreover, the Lakers picked up statement wins against the league-best Milwaukee Bucks and star-studded Los Angeles Clippers the weekend before the league announced the suspension of the season.

On the other hand, Young’s Hawks were one of the worst teams in the association and were heading for the lottery.

Yet, the 6-foot-1 pro was having an outstanding sophomore stint from a statistical standpoint.

The 21-year-old was averaging 29.6 points, 9.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game this season. He was named an All-Star for the first time in his career this year.