LeBron James Officially Signs With The Lakers

LeBron James Officially Signs With The Lakers

Since then, the Lakers have signed quite the interesting cast of veterans to fill the empty roster spots around LeBron and there's been plenty of chatter about how well that group will fit with James in his first season with the Lakers.

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.

This has put head coach Luke Walton in his third season with the team in the position of coaching arguably the best player in the league.

Even though LeBron James made his decision to sign with the Los Amgeles Lakers on the second day of free agency, the Philadelphia 76ers believed that the King considered them very strongly.

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The Lakers don't appear to be planning a public event to welcome James to Los Angeles, where he already owns multiple homes and spends summers with his family. "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". He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his team-mates are successful. The Lakers are excited to have a team-mate who has gone nine times to the NBA Finals.

James has played in 1,143 career regular season games for the Cavaliers and Miami Heat, averaging 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

James' arrival is indeed validation for Johnson and Pelinka, who took over the Lakers' front office in February 2017 with a specific plan to rebuild the franchise by persuading established superstars to join as free agents.

The 15-year National Basketball Association veteran became the first National Basketball Association with 30,000 career points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists.

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