LeBron James Gives LA Lakers Permission To Sign Lance Stephenson

LeBron James Gives LA Lakers Permission To Sign Lance Stephenson

LeBron James Gives LA Lakers Permission To Sign Lance Stephenson

That means, for now at least, James' four-year, $145M signing is likely the only seismic move on the horizon for the Lakers.

Remember when the Los Angeles Lakers signed LeBron James?

Most would think that Miocic would be disheartened to hear of James' departure from Cleveland.

What Johnson pitched to James was a team stocked with tough-minded playmakers like Stephenson and Rondo who could free up James to finish in the lanes and from the post, rather than having to create the lion's share of the offense himself.

James and his legacy may be irreplaceable to the city, but before focusing on a team that may be good when they start in August, start focusing on the one living up to expectations now. Walton, after all, has been on the hot seat after a lackluster last two seasons - compiling a 61-103 record during that time. On the other, the Lakers can use young players such as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma.

That occurred in March 2017, after Ball had suggested that children of NBA stars such as James would have extra "pressure" to live up their fathers' greatness, whereas his own underwhelming basketball career allowed him to "take the time to make my boys all that".

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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. Ball said. "Lonzo makes everybody better including him". 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.

The King's decision to sign with the Lakers will help Eastern Conference teams that are on the coming up, rebuilding or tanking. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP wants out of San Antonio and last week some even suggested the Lakers might put together a trade to get Leonard to convince LeBron to sign.

Lance Stephenson ( previous team- Indiana Pacers) is widely known as the LeBron antagonist but they will share the Lakers locker room next season. "Anybody would enjoy playing with my boy, it's always been like that", he added.

Five time Laker champion Kobe Bryant tweeted, "Welcome to the family".

Kevin Love was not on the trade block and preferred to finish his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James just one week ago.

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