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LeBron James Not Currently Pressuring Lakers To Acquire 2nd Star

08 July 2018, 08:15 | Charlene Valdez

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NBA life just got easier in the East

Lance Stephenson gets on LeBron James' nerves, Rajan Rondo can't shoot, and JaVale McGee is, well, a knucklehead but at least he has great hops and can dunk.

Appearing on an episode of First Take, he said: "He told me if LeBron goes to LA, he's going to LA".

In 2014, LeBron returned to the Cavs after a dalliance with a more attractive suitor from South Beach, because after four years he realized the grass may have been more lush in Miami but not almost as familiar.

After James announced his decision to join the Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million deal Sunday, the Lakers' jersey sales skyrocketed and prices spiked on the secondary ticket market.

Nevertheless, the landscape has shifted drastically with LeBron to LA as the top three spots in the West next season are virtually locked up before a game has even been played with Golden State, Houston and now Los Angeles as the conference's premier powers.

Julius Randle, Isaiah Thomas and several others are out.

The obvious name in any discussion about added star power is disgruntled San Antonio Spurs swingman Kawhi Leonard.

Life is good again if you are a Lakers fan finally.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne provided an in-depth look at how Magic Johnson and the Lakers' front office landed James, and apparently they pitched the 33-year-old on the idea of changing the way he plays.

Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1975 after requesting a trade from Milwaukee to a cosmopolitan city, and he went on to become the NBA's career scoring leader during 14 seasons with the Lakers. 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.

The Lakers signed veteran point guard Rajon Rondo earlier in the week following James' deal with Los Angeles, and Ball isn't expected to have his starting spot secured.

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