James not currently pressuring Lakers to acquire second star

LeBron James is not currently pressuring the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire a second superstar, according to a report from ESPN.

James signed a four-year deal with the Lakers — three guaranteed seasons — signaling his long-term commitment and faith in Magic Johnson and the organization.

The Lakers have been attempting to trade for San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard, but haven’t gained any traction on a deal.

The Spurs are asking for Brandon IngramJosh HartKyle Kuzma and multiple draft picks from the Lakers, a package LA is unwilling to offer.

Los Angeles is operating under the impression that if they can’t acquire Leonard this summer, he will just sign with them when he becomes a free agent in 2019. But the Lakers should be careful with that logic, as Paul George was once thought to be a lock to be a Laker and now he’s in Oklahoma City for the long-haul after re-signing with the Thunder on a four-year deal.

After signing James, the Lakers signed Rajon RondoLance Stephenson and JaVale McGee. James has been in contact with LA’s brass and is on board with all the moves which have been made.

Johnson pitched James on a team stocked with tough-minded playmakers like Stephenson and Rondo, which could free up James to finish in the lanes and from the post instead of always being the primary playmaker like he was in Cleveland.

2 Comments on "James not currently pressuring Lakers to acquire second star"

  1. don’t make it sound like LeBron was burdened playmaking. even when others brought the ball up court,the second they crossed timeline, LeBron ran over and demanded the ball.he loves being in control.

  2. Its a totally different mindset than when he was in Cleveland. 4 years vs 1 and 1. In LA he is allowing Magic to build a team vs Clev he built the team himself. He didn’t want Kyrie traded so is it a coincidence that the pieces they got from Boston didnt fit? In LA he is willing to wait and build a team vs Cavs always in win-now mode. LA willing to work with and develop young talent vs Cavs no development of young talent. Will Walton be allowed to coach vs Cavs where he was clearly the coach. If Lue was the coach he would have been fired, he wouldnt be talking about coaching Sexton and the young talent because he certainly wasn’t excited about molding Cedi and Zizic last season besides all the young talent got worse last season. I wish LeBron the very best I only wish he allowed the Cavs to be built the right way to make a long run.

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