The Los Angeles Lakers gathered for media day recently, showing off their new uniforms ahead of the regular season starting. During the session, LeBron James gave a new ‘360’ nickname to the Lakers Big 3, here’s why.
New-look Lakers roster assembles for media day
The new-look Los Angeles Lakers assembled for media day recently.
The Lakers have put together a mightily impressive roster (albeit slightly old), and we got to see the likes of Russell Westbrook, and Carmelo Anthony in purple and gold for the first time.
The team answered many of the media’s most burning questions, confirming that yes, Anthony Davis will most likely play the 5 this year, and yes, they are all fully vaccinated.
However, most regular fans were more interested in the dynamic between the new players, and it was especially pleasing to see Rondo and Westbrook hit it off so well.
LeBron coins new 360 nickname for Lakers Big 3
During the day, many of the players posed next to each other in their Lakers uniforms.
One of the talking points heading into this year was LeBron’s decision to go back to wearing the no.6 – the number he wore in Miami.
James’ switch to no.6, AD sticking with the no.3, and the addition of Westbrook wearing 0, means a new Lakers nickname has been born.
LeBron coined the ‘360’ nickname after moving everyone in the right order.
And while it may have a deeper, more philosophical meaning, it’s also a pretty cool nickname for the Big 3.
Twitter reacts to LeBron’s 360 nickname
NBA Twitter caught wind of LeBron’s 360 nickname.
Some loved it, while others joked 3/60 is what they’ll shoot from the field together.
Let’s see if 360 properly takes off.