Michael Beasley sees no drawback with the roster the Lakers have constructed round LeBron James. None in any respect.

“I think it is going to come together like a basketball team,” the newly signed Beasley informed reporters on a convention name Tuesday. “You got [14] guys other than LeBron James that know how to play basketball, and I think you got 29 other teams that [are] overlooking the fact that they know how to play basketball.”

Of course, the query isn’t whether or not the Lakers’ 4 veteran free-agent additions — Beasley, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee — can play, however whether or not they can mesh from a chemistry standpoint. None is a very good shooter. All have been both embroiled in controversy or the butt of jokes sooner or later of their careers.

One of Rondo’s 4 groups previously 4 seasons, the Mavericks, reportedly grew so pissed off with him that they faked an damage to maintain him on the bench in the course of the 2015 playoffs. Stephenson has a historical past of clashing with new teammate James, most notably blowing in his ear in 2014 and slapping him within the groin final season. McGee has been feuding with Shaquille O’Neal for years, with the retired massive man making him an everyday on his “Shaqtin’ a Fool” lowlight reels. Beasley, who agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million take care of the Lakers on Friday after enjoying with the Knicks final season, has a checkered previous together with an arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession whereas with the Suns in 2013.

Throw second-year guard Lonzo Ball and his controversial father into the combination and effectively, it’s straightforward to see why the query of chemistry comes up.

“For there to even be a narrative of the personalities in this room is judgment enough for me,” Beasley stated, “and I don’t want to be a part of that.”

Until the Lakers show that every one of these personalities can co-exist, the narrative will persist.


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