It’s no secret that LeBron James, the superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, is good friends with Chris Paul. It’s also a well-known fact that, among his banana boat buddies (along with Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony), LeBron has yet to play with Paul. After the Phoenix Suns chose to release CP3, this could become a reality in the near future.
Kendrick Perkins, another of LeBron’s former teammates, is all in on the Chris Paul-to-the-Lakers rumor. Big Perk believes that LeBron would benefit greatly from the addition of CP3 to their team:
“Chris Paul to the Lakers would shake up the league,” Perkins said. “You know why? We heard LeBron James talking about retirement, and we know damn well he’s not going anywhere. But what it did make me realize is that is he losing a little motivation right now? Pairing up with one of his great friends in the point guard, CP3, would give him that extra juice to say, ‘You know what, I’m excited about coming back to next season.’”
Perkins went on to say that it’s not all about LeBron.Anthony Davis would also benefit greatly from Paul’s prospective arrival because it would match AD with an exceptional, Hall-of-Fame-level point guard:
“The last time the Lakers won a championship, I cannot harp enough how important Rajon Rondo was to Anthony Davis,” Perk said. “… Can you imagine CP3 and AD in the pick-and-roll? It would be dangerous.”
At this moment, Big Perk believes that the league should not allow the Lakers to sign Chris Paul in free agency because the NBA might not be ready for this new-look Lakers team:
“With the pieces they already added, CP3 would be the missing piece,” Perkins said. “… It would be scary for the rest of the league.”