The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to contend for an NBA title this season after acquiring Anthony Davis in the offseason.
A number of injuries derailed the first season of the LeBron James-era in L.A., but the team is reloaded with a new roster around the all-time great player.
At Lakers media day on Friday, James spoke in front of ... a few media members to discuss this upcoming season.
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Below, you can find a handful of LeBron's quotes from the day.
On this past summer, the longest of James's career since 2005
"It was a great summer for me. I spent a lot of time with my family and friends. Shot a movie, "Space Jam," that I'm truly excited about and will be great. I also got an opportunity to put a lot of work into my game."
On playing alongside Davis and what he's seen from him so far
"It's exciting to have such a beautiful young mind, a beautiful player but also a great leader as well. I think it's a great opportunity for this franchise."
James emphasized that he's been impressed with the leadership qualities Davis is showing.
On wanting to run the offence through Davis
"We all know how great Anthony Davis is. And if we're not playing through Anthony Davis while he's on the floor then it makes no sense to have him on the floor because he's that great (laughing). It doesn't mean every time down we just throw it to him, but we have the ability to do that. He's been very efficient in his career, he commands double teams and when you can attract two defenders on one guy, then you have the numbers in your favor. ... It'll open things up for the other guys on the floor, including myself."
On the big winners of the offseason and this summer
"Everyone's talking about the big winners of the summertime - is it the Nets? Or the Clippers? Or the Lakers? It's actually the STAPLES Center. STAPLES Center is the biggest winner of the summer. If you're a fan of basketball, you get the opportunity to see the Clippers one night and then the opportunity to see the Lakers."
James also joked that "maybe even Sierra Canyon can go play a game there," in reference to he and Dwyane Wade's son's high school basketball team, which earned a chuckle from the crowd.
On if he intends to play for Team USA at the 2020 Olympics
"I don't know. I'd love to … but (it's important to) stay healthy as well."
James also said that he'll have a conversation about the subject at some point this season with Team USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.