By Harrison Faigen
Las Vegas — Given how often Josh Hart seems to be on Instagram or Twitter roasting his Los Angeles Lakers teammates, it’s somewhat surprising to learn that social media isn’t where he learned he’d be playing with LeBron James next season.
Instead, Hart was laying down in his hotel room in Sacramento, where the Lakers were playing in the California Classic, when his brother Facetimed him to let him know that James was joining him in a Lakers uniform this fall.
All of a sudden, Hart was no longer “just chilling.” He was starting to wrap his mind around the idea that he’d be playing with “the best player in the world” next season.
“I was just kind of more shocked, you know?” Hart told Silver Screen and Roll. “I thought he would, a lot of people thought he would, but it was just kind of like ‘whoa.’
“It takes a couple seconds for you to try and process it.”
Once Hart was finished processing the news, he went to work at showing why it’s easy to see him as the perfect complementary weapon to play alongside LeBron....