Austin Reaves Explains How LeBron James Is Giving Lakers Teammates Maximum Confidence This Season

Lakers guard gets real on the internal impact of LeBron JameS

Even in his 21st season, LeBron James is the gear that keeps this Lakers team moving. 

On the court, he's carrying his team in almost every way, and, off the court, he's finding new ways to instill confidence in his guys.  

Speaking after the team's latest win, Lakers guard Austin Reaves explained the supernatural impact of LeBron and how his mere presence makes everything easier. 

With [LeBron] being so willing to play the game the right way, it just bleeds confidence into everybody," said Reaves, who finished Friday's game with 15 points off the bench. 

The Lakers are now 4-5 this season after the win against Phoenix, but they still have an uphill climb to get to a place where they want to be.  

With LeBron playing some of the best basketball of his career right now, the Lakers should be thriving in this young NBA season but that just hasn't been the case so far.  

Thanks to injuries, poor chemistry, and guys like Reaves struggling to get it going, the Lakers have performed well below expectations to start this season.  

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