Before you write off LeBron James as the man to blame for the woes of the Los Angeles Lakers, you may want to take a look at what the Lakers created with this roster. Maybe these cast of characters and cast offs were approved by LeBron, but perhaps if you're running a team and your best interests were winning, it would be wiser to look to the past to decide how to build around the talent LeBron brings to the table.
Brian Windhorst wrote an article questioning if the LeBron James of today is a new normal or just a blip on his career that will be forgotten next season. Colin Cowherd believes that the mistake people make on this season was blaming LeBron when the Lakers front office had a blueprint in the form of previous squads LeBron had been a part of. His stint in Miami had him surrounded by smart guys and shooters. His stint in Cleveland had him surrounded by smart guys and shooters. Lakers achieved the exact opposite and Colin Cowherd explains how below.