By Tony Ciniglio
Los Angeles Daily News
LeBron James held court for the L.A. media at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ morning shootaround Thursday.
Of course James was asked about his own team’s chemistry. But maybe one of the more interesting takes was his response to a question about whether the end of Kobe Bryant’s career makes him take pause.
“Absolutely. Absolutely,” James said. “You just live every day, you prepare every day like it’s your last and you go from there.”
James can relate to Bryant recently, particularly dealing with lingering pain in his knee and back.
James scored 33 points in his return in a loss at Phoenix on Tuesday, but his team has lost six straight despite the collection of starpower heading into Thursday night’s matchup with the Lakers.
James said he shrugs off the media scrutiny by controlling what they can control and continuing to build.
“We’re trying to find our rhythm again,” James said. “We were 18-11 at one point. But then (some players) took two weeks off because of injury, myself included, and we’re trying to find it again.
“We’re going to continue to work on the chemistry. The more games we play, the more situations we see — we’ll take full advantage of that.”
Maybe the ailing Lakers will be just what Cleveland needs. James said he certainly will be fired up for the game as Cleveland is just 1-9 in its last 10 games while battling injuries.
“I always love playing at Staples Center,” James said.