LeBron on Lakers: ‘Long way to go to get to Golden State’

LeBron James talks to the press at Lakers media day Monday.

LeBron James has been to eight consecutive NBA Finals, four with the Miami Heat and four with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now with his third team as he sets to tip off his 16th season in the league, the Los Angeles Lakers, for James to extend his Finals streak to nine, he and his new teammates will have to go through a team many regard as one of the best of all time.

The Golden State Warriors.

Even James is aware of the daunting challenge the two-time defending champions present.

“We got a long way to go to get to Golden State,” James said on media day Monday when asked if the Lakers can challenge the mighty Warriors. “They can pick up right where they left off, starting with training camp. … We are picking up from scratch so we got a long way to go. We can’t worry about what Golden State is doing. … They’ve been together for a few years now.”