he first season in Los Angeles hardly went as planned for LeBron James, as he and the Lakers missed out on the 2019 NBA playoffs.
With that void in his schedule, “Inside The NBA” analyst Charles Barkley again asked James last night to visit the set and analyze games alongside himself, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal.
“I said this before America, and this is the last time: LeBron James, come into the studio,” Barkley said. “You ain’t got nothing to do. The playoffs started yesterday and you’ve got free time. I know you’ve got to pick a coach and a general manager, just put that on the back burner. I’m speaking on behalf — I’m begging you on behalf — of Ernie, Kenny and Shaq.
“LeBron, how about this? You can leave at halftime of the second game.”
James responded to Barkley via Twitter today, writing: “Sir Charles, I actually do have a ton going on but I may take you up on your offer. We shall see. #KingInStudio“