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

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The Lakers targeted James from the outset of their rebuilding efforts, after Johnson and Pelinka were hired in March 2017 to restore the franchise to its elite status in the National Basketball Association. If you love sports, know digital sales, and can throw your weight behind an aggressive commission based opportunity than we would love to talk to you. "LeBron is special. He is the best player in the world".

James agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million with the Lakers at the start of free agency and made the move official when he signed his contract Monday.

"He competes and is an incredible leader who only seeks to win and make sure that his team-mates are successful". Shortly after that sitdown in Los Angeles ended, James announced his intention to. "We will continue forward and do all that is necessary to achieve our shared obsession of bringing banner No. 17 to the world's best fans - Lakers Nation", Pelinka added. But before James and Co. went public with the news via a simple Instagram post, the three-time champion sent an even simpler text to Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.

Yet Wright, speaking on First Things First, insists that James did not join the Lakers on the basis that he would team up with Leonard and that he is relaxed about his chances of reaching a ninth straight Finals.

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"It's a big step closer to returning the Lakers to the postseason and the NBA Finals".

While discussing the meeting the team had with James' agent, Rich Paul, and Klutch Sports last week, 76ers managing partner Josh Harris said he felt the superstar "strongly" considered Philadelphia before signing with Los Angeles.

Lakers coach Luke Walton reportedly was scheduled to meet Monday with James' former coach, Tyronn Lue, at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas to learn more about coaching the future Hall of Famer. Over the course of his 10-year career, McGee has averaged 7.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.

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