LeBron James’ former teammate Richard Jefferson is keeping it real about LeBron’s time in L.A.
During the latest episode of the ‘Road Trippin’ podcast, Jefferson admitted that LeBron hasn’t done enough in LA to be considered a Laker great alongside Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaq, and Magic Johnson.
“LeBron James has not done enough as a Laker to be on that list,” Jefferson said. “Bron been there now — this is his fourth season, right? They’ve been in there four seasons. Two years, they haven’t made the postseason. One year, they lost in the first round. And one year, they won a championship.”
Fans reacted to Jefferson’s take about LeBron’s time in L.A.
— TheRev@01 (@TheOGUncleE) August 13, 2022
— Rams(0-1) (@Inferno_Rich) August 13, 2022
how is this even controversial? Bro don't get to come onto one of the most iconic franchise, win 1 year out 4 years and become a great. His stans are stupid as hell fr. https://t.co/b9n7eC0Gkv
— UnanimouSteph (@KiIIaKobe) August 13, 2022
He’s absolutely right. Lebron is an all time great… top 2 player ever but he’s not a “laker great” https://t.co/IjABYgXuAz
— . (@DonteRedd) August 13, 2022
He’s not lying. Every laker great has won AT LEAST 3 championships with us https://t.co/IqmJLNmWhR
— LakerLoyalty24 (@LakerLoyalty24) August 13, 2022
This shouldn't even be a hot take and nor is it disrespectful.
Kobe, Magic, Kareem, Shaq, and Jerry West are the only ones on the list IMO. Lebron's only been there for 4 years and did win a chip, but also won 2 playoff games total in the other 3/4 years and was injured a ton. https://t.co/TwEWpelIlD
— Fungi Leonard (@KawhietMan) August 13, 2022
I mean in comparison to Kareem, Kobe, Shaq, and Magic this is true. https://t.co/Q8tjR05L9L
— True God (Rhoda's Son) (@DARTrueGod) August 13, 2022