LeBron James says he isn't bothered by news that Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson and head coach Luke Walton had a meeting regarding the team's slow start, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
"It doesn't bother me at all because I don't pay attention to it, I don't listen to it," James said Saturday, ahead of the Lakers' game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
"It actually never even gets to me really, so it's not a big deal for us."
Johnson reportedly "admonished" Walton after the team started its season with a 2-5 record.
"We're still in the real early stages," said James. "But we are much more of a unit today than we were two weeks ago. So I think we'll be even better two weeks from now, and two weeks from then.
"I think every game, every road trip, every film session, every day that we're together is going to continue to get us more and more familiar with one another. You just have to learn each other and know what to expect out of one another, how to challenge each other."
The Lakers are looking to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013 but sit in 12th in the Western Conference entering Saturday's game.
"We need to figure out how we can string together some great games or even good games and bring our win total from where it is now," said James. "Because that's the business we're in. That's the only thing we want to do. We want to be as good a team as we can be and win ballgames."