Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
IT | By Emmett Cole

LeBron James camp insider reveals reason behind Los Angeles decision

LeBron James camp insider reveals reason behind Los Angeles decision

Unfortunately, they ended up signing three role players, including LeBron's mortal rival Lance Stephenson.

As far as narratives go, few could have been more tantalizing.

LeBron James in Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland.

LeBron James' new Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are already a top-selling item online, according to retailer Fanatics, the NBA's e-commerce partner.

For the second time in his career, James is saying goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who drafted the teenage sensation from Akron in 2003 and have to be satisfied with winning just one title in the 11 years they had him. These moves haven't been received as positive due to the team draining most its remaining cap space on players that weren't in high demand and don't represent the strongest fits next to LeBron, even if the Lakers maintained cap space for next summer. This is especially true considering that James agreed to a multi-year deal, which is something he was not willing to do with Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James is taking his time getting settled in Los Angeles.

Take Kawhi Leonard, for example. Talking with the Spurs about a Kawhi Leonard trade will be Johnson's biggest and most hard task, but if he can get a deal done, LeBron will have his needed sidekick.

As it turned out, the latter had made his mind up anyway, while the former remains on the Spurs roster for the time being.

On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports NBA insider Shams Charania appeared on "The Herd" and suggested Leonard was now considering his options. Ball said. "Lonzo makes everybody better including him".

It is very likely that Lakers' front office discussed these deals with James and his representatives prior to finalizing them, which means he doesn't have the same concerns that many people outside of the Lakers' organization do. "I think that's been overstated". "I knew he was coming to L.A., man!" "He's just tried to implement that ball-movement, that body-movement when he was in Golden State".

James isn't planning any more comments and there won't be a welcoming press conference or celebration in Los Angeles, a person familiar with his plans said Sunday night on the condition of anonymity. As expected, Stephenson was tasked to defend James and did everything he could to distract the best player on the planet. Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert then soon published an angry breakup letter to the team's website-written in comic sans font-where he berated James and promised Cleveland a title before the superstar won his.

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