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The Los Angeles Lakers‘ franchise-record postseason drought extended to six seasons with a 37-45 drama-filled 2018-19 campaign, and center JaVale McGee gave the world some insight on the team Wednesday.
During an appearance on FS1’s Undisputed, McGee touched on everything from the Lakers season to playing alongside four-time NBA MVP LeBron James to the early-season incident between Golden State Warriors stars Kevin Durant and Draymond Green (around the 4:00 mark):
Los Angeles went from rebuild mode to championship expectations following the signing of James last summer. McGee was among the veterans signed to a one-year deal to fill out the roster and supplement a young core.
While the Lakers quickly fell out of contention after the All-Star break, McGee—a two-time NBA champion—believes the team had the talent when healthy to make some noise.
“I feel like we definitely could have made it to the Western Conference Finals and met up with the Warriors,” McGee said when