The Los Angeles Lakers added LeBron James to their roster this NBA offseason.

Is that enough to GET PAST the Golden State Warriors and win an NBA championship?

“I don’t know,” retired NBA vet, Kevin Garnett told me.

I don’t know. I think we’re all going to see it and it’s going to be a learning lesson for the Lakers this year.”

In addition to signing James this offseason, the Lakers added Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley and JaVale McGee to an already impressive young roster that includes Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram. “As they start, they will get better and better,” said KG.

The Lakers are in a jam-packed NBA Western Conference that includes the Houston Rockets’ James Harden, Chris Paul, Carmelo  Anthony, Paul George Russell Westbrook and the competitive Oklahoma City Thunder, perennial All Star, Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz and oh yeah…the Golden State Warriors.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, this summer, the Warriors shocked the world when they added DeMarcus Cousins to their already impressive roster that includes Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Do the Lakers have a snowball’s chance in heaven of beating the Warriors in a Western Conference playoffs series to potentially advance to the NBA Finals?

“They got the best player in the world,” Kevin Garnett said, referring to LeBron James.

“His influence causes everyone else to be better.”


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Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson is a columnist at Basketball Society. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin’ Planet with former Nets legend, Albert King, WFAN’s Evan Roberts and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. Scoop B has also been a writer and radio host at CBS, a staff writer at The Source Magazine and managing editor/columnist at RESPECT Magazine. He’s a graduate of Don Bosco Prep, Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson visit ScoopB.com