Friday, 20 July, 2018

Los Angeles institutions pay their respects to future Lakers forward LeBron James

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Cassandra Gardner | 08 July, 2018, 08:43

CBSLA's Cristy Fajardo headed to LA Live where Lakers fans are talking title after Sunday's news that LeBron James agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal with the team. With disgruntled San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard still out there and having reportedly asked to be traded to the Lakers, it's tough to just jump to the conclusion L.A. has outright flubbed its big acquisition of James.

Even more surprising: James was into it. But with the Los Angeles Lakers, he is apparently hoping he can significantly change his style of play.

Chinatown Market followed the "NBA Communications" posting with a promotion for a 40 percent sale to help it pay the "fine" to the NBA. But regardless of what happens, James made his commitment clear and that allows the Lakers front office to be patient in putting the right team around him.

That begs the question: What are Magic and LeBron thinking? "I think that's been overstated".

The Lakers first added James' longtime agitator Lance Stephenson before reaching deals with JaVale McGee, a player who carries an oafish reputation, and Rajon Rondo, a ball-dominant guard who has been known to be cantankerous. James played a major role in recruiting Bosh and Ray Allen.

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4 years ago, Lebron told GQ that his biggest milestone was to "maximize [his] business" and become a billionaire - like another notable #23 (his Airness, Michael Jordan).

James has never played alongside someone like Rondo or Ball, who have similar court vision and a knack for finding the best available shot on the floor.

James approved of Johnson's plan and has consulted on each of those deals, per Windhorst and Shelburne's sources.

However, there is no guarantee any of them will join LeBron in the City of Angels next year. "When you've got a young team that's battling, fighting and playing well and gets some injuries and you get into the dog days of the National Basketball Association season". "He's going to make Lonzo better because he's the best player".

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