The Los Angeles Lakers will be “amazing” and “one of the most fun teams ever” according to centre JaVale McGee.
With the Lakers having acquired the services of McGee and LeBron James – amongst others – they are set to be one of the NBA title contenders in 2018/19.
"Man, it's going to be amazing,” McGee said, via the Sporting News. “You’ve got so many personalities in this locker room, but I feel like it's all going to mesh together and it's going to be one of the most fun teams ever."
After winning two consecutive titles with the Golden State Warriors, McGee is hopeful the Lakers can challenge his former team’s supremacy in the NBA.
“Yeah, it’s definitely possible. But it’s not going to be easy,” McGee told Lakers Nation.
“Obviously they have five All-Stars now, four immediately. But it’s definitely going to be defence over anything.
“Going into playing the Warriors you’ve got to be extremely focused just because the Warriors like to play off of every single mistake that you make, especially turnovers, so keeping the turnovers down and playing great defence will definitely enhance our chances of beating the Warriors.”
Lakers President of Basketball Operations, Magic Johnson, has echoed McGee’s sentiments.
"I love competition, and I love chasing the best. They’re the best so we’ll look forward to playing against them. I think that we’ll look forward to that challenge," Johnson said of potentially facing the Warriors in the post-season, as quoted by the Sporting News.
"Everybody expects Golden State to win again but I would love to have the challenge to play them in the Western Conference Finals if we can get to that position.
“I’m a competitor, so I’m not scared of Golden State. I’m not worried about Golden State. They don’t keep me up at night. I know that we have a really solid team, a good team, and a tough-minded team."