Lakers GM Reveals How LeBron James Informed Team Of Free-Agent Decision

Lynette Rowe
July 11, 2018

It was announced on July 2 that the 33-year-old free agent would be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to move to LA on a four-year, $154million deal.

Kobe Bryant would tell him that the key to coaching James is to be willing to listen and work with him - but also, as Phil Jackson had done with Bryant, to "know what's really important to you as a coach" and stick to it.

LeBron James is apparently pretty excited about the Los Angeles Lakers' young players, which should not be too surprising.

"He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful", Magic said in a statement. Presumably, a lot of people in Los Angeles were already big fans of pizza, thanks to pizza being delicious as heck.

"If LeBron wanted to be mercenary LeBron and sign a one-year deal with Houston or with Philly, and then potentially make another decision next year to another short-term contract, there were places he could go that would be an easier path back to the NBA Finals. We will continue forward and do all that is necessary to achieve our shared obsession of bringing banner number 17 to the world's best fans - Lakers Nation". "It's a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals". James won two titles with the Miami Heat and one with the Cavaliers.

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This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams.

A news conference with Pelinka has been scheduled for Wednesday in El Segundo.

"I think they considered us very strongly", Harris said Monday at the Las Vegas Summer League, via ESPN. Over the course of his 10-year career, McGee has averaged 7.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.

He ranks seventh in career National Basketball Association scoring with 31,038 points, 11th in all-time assists with 8,208 and 16th in career steals with 1,865.

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