LeBron: 'Long way' before Lakers challenge Golden State

Los Angeles Lakers' Le Bron James fields questions during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Monday Sept. 24 2018 in El Segundo Calif

When asked about his expectations entering his first season in Los Angeles, James said he isn't making any assumptions but fully intends to improve his game. Like everyone else who follows the league, James knows the team as now constructed probably isn't a title contender and is one of many teams chasing Golden State.

Walton wants to ease Ball back, which is why he'll initially be held out of five-on-five drills with his teammates during training camp. "We are picking up from scratch", said James. So we have a long way to go.

"We can only focus one what we can do to get better every day as a Lakers franchise and hopefully some day we can put ourselves in position where we can compete for a championship as Golden State has done for the past few years". We don't even have to talk about the years they won championships, talk about the players that've come through this franchise, worn this uniform. We can just try to get better every day. They have some returning guys, but as far as the ballclub, we're all new to each other.

"It's always humbling for me to be a part of something special".

While James committed to L.A. when free agency opened up months ago, he said his decision hit him much harder Monday.

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"I don't think the only way to mark success is winning the Championship".

"But I'm a basketball player".

"We're a new ballclub coming together". That's what happens with a team that's new.

James also has a starring role in upcoming blockbuster Space Jam 2 - the long awaited sequel to the 1996 Looney Tunes epic starring Michael Jordan. 'I play ball. That's what I do. If we continue to work the process and continue to sacrifice for one another and put in the commitment and time to being great, everything else will fall into place'.

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