‘I’m glad LeBron’ gonna finish a Laker’: Byron Scott happy on LeBron James’ extended stay in L.A.

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Just like the purple and gold faithful, Byron Scott is indeed delighted with LeBron James’ decision to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers for years to come.

Scott noted that the extended stay gives the Lakers a longer relevance in the league, but he reminded that support has to come in order to capitalize the pathway that they still have with championships still in sight.

“It means they keep him for a couple more years,” Scott told Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints. “That’s the number one thing. And they’re gonna continue to be relevant. 

“They still need some help, obviously on the defensive end and hopefully Darvin [Ham] can get that back instilled into them and understanding that’s the most important part of the game right now, is playing defense every single night. But I’m glad LeBron’ gonna finish a Laker.”

James and the Lakers have hammered a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season. This only sheds the idea that both sides are determined to chase for more titles and shared partnerships.

This deal even granted Los Angeles to bolster their supporting unit. The recent acquisition of veteran Patrick Beverley gives the squad a cutting edge to be back in the postseason next 2022-2023 campaign.

Still not being defeated by Father Time, the future hall of famer stands in prime to guide the city for that 18th banner. With three more years left, the chances are still present to reach the ultimate goal.

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