“This is my group and this is the group I’m trying to lead to go out there and win ball games,” James said Tuesday.
The Lakers might not land Anthony Davis.
Los Angeles has been in pursuit of the Pelicans star but has reportedly backed off because of New Orleans’ “outrageous” demands. Lakers star LeBron James was asked about dealing with the rumors Tuesday before his team’s matchup with Indiana.
“It’s a business, so right now this is who we have,” James said, via ESPN. “This is my group and this is the group I’m trying to lead to go out there and win ball games. That’s all I’ve ever done.”
James injured his groin during a Christmas Day win against the Warriors, which caused him to miss 18 of the team’s next 19 games. The Lakers have dropped to 27-26, which is just outside the playoff picture.
“Every game is significant,” James said. “It’s been like that since the season started. And unfortunately, you know, my injuries haven’t allowed us to be where we want to be in the standings. But every game is significant. … So we want to see what we can do.”
The Lakers will face the Pacers in Indiana on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.