LeBron James is finally settling into his season with the Los Angeles Lakers. A series of mishaps including an injury and a false-positive COVID test left the players and his team searching for answers. After settling all of the above, LeBron is playing his best basketball of the season.

Russell Westbrook isn’t surprised at all by this. While speaking to Lakers Nation, Westbrook mentioned that a healthy LeBron is making more aggressive reads. The team can impose their will when King James is at his most fierce.

“He’s been aggressive making the right plays and reads. Our team is different and tonight was another night where he imposed his will. When he’s able to do that, and he can do that every night, our team is a different team.”

Since LeBron increased the aggression in his game after becoming more comfortable post-injury, he’s been on a defensive hot streak. James has seven blocks in the last three games. That was about how many he had in all of his appearances prior. Westbrook said the aggressive play on D gives the team energy.

“It’s a good energy booster for our team and it shows that he’s making the second effort to be able to protect the rim, especially when we go small.”

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and their Los Angeles Lakers take on the Dallas Mavericks tonight. Both teams are in proximity in the Western Conference standings. The Lakers are sitting at 15-13. Dallas is a half-game behind at 14-13. The two teams will likely jockey for position for the rest of the season, making this a huge game for both sides.

What do you think of the Lakers? Are they turning it around? Let us know in the comments!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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