LeBron James not pressuring Spurs to add second star

08 July, 2018, 04:31 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Chinatown Market took to Instagram this week to claim it had been fined by the National Basketball Association for a previous post relating to LeBron James signing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

They arguably got a better deal by trading Crowder and Derrick Rose to the Utah Jazz and Iman Shumpert to the Sacramento Kings in a three-team deal that brought them George Hill and Rodney Hood. "Been a Lakers fan for over 30 years", another stated. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, and Rajon Rondo have all joined the squad by way of one-year deals to be the supplemental veteran cast around LeBron and, for now, the rest of the Lakers' young core.

Since pulling off the major coup of adding the best player in the world to their ranks, the Lakers have been hard at work constructing a solid roster around James. What do you think about LeBron's move to L.A.? Ever since he left the Heat, James' teams have played exactly how he's wanted them to as he seemingly exerted control of every aspect of the Cavaliers' style.

James didn't stay in the Los Angeles area when he made his free agency decision.

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In the end, by botching trade of former Cav Kyrie Irving - winding up with a hobbled and malcontent Isaiah Thomas and ill-fitting Jae Crowder as the headliners of the deal - the Cavaliers were doomed from the start. "LeBron will never be in the finals again", wrote one commenter.

That didn't sit well with all Lakers fans.

It was fair to wonder just how aware LeBron was of these moves before they happened and whether or not he gave his blessing to team president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka to go forward with them. James may have chosen to sign with the Lakers for reasons outside of competing for a championship as early as this season, but maximizing the team's ability to compete during the final years LeBron's career should be the main priority. Let's check out what this does for the Lakers and how it will affect the LA's odds to win it all next season.

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