Wednesday, July 11, 2018

HOW The LAKERS Landed LEBRON JAMES!!!



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If you are an NBA fan, or a fan of basketball on any level, then you DO know that just over a week ago, 3-Time NBA WORLD CHAMPION Power Forward #23 LEBRON KING JAMES decided to opt OUT of the $36 million final year of his contract with the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS, and declared himself available for the 2018 NBA FREE AGENCY MARKET!!!

You also know that just a few days later, KING  JAMES had a top secret meeting with LOS ANGELES LAKERS President of Basketball Operations EARVIN MAGIC JOHNSON, and; the ultimate result from that gathering was LBJ signing a 4-Year $154 MILLION contract with the LAKERS.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS report at LAKERS Press Conference, MAGIC JOHNSON stated;
“Today is a great day for the Lakers organization and Lakers fans all over the world to welcome LeBron James, a three-time NBA Champion and four-time NBA MVP. LeBron is special. He is the best player in the world. He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful. The Lakers players are excited to have a teammate who has been to nine NBA Finals. It’s a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals.”
LAKERS General Manager ROB PELINKA stated;
“This is a historic moment for the Lakers, and we could not feel more grateful and honored. When LeBron James – a perennial NBA MVP and champion who is playing at the most astonishing levels of his career – chooses to join the Lakers, it serves as the ultimate validation for what we are building here. However, we all know that the work is not yet done. 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.”


A four-time NBA MVP (2009, ’10, ’12, ’13), James has played in 1,143 career regular season games (1,142 starts) for Cleveland and Miami, holding averages of 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. With one of the most storied careers in NBA history, he currently ranks seventh in total points scored (31,038), 11th in all-time assists (8,208) and 16th in career steals (1,865).
James, a three-time NBA Champion and three-time Finals MVP, has made nine trips to the NBA Finals, playing in 239 career playoff games with averages of 28.9 points (.491 FG%), 8.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 block in 42.0 minutes. He is the only player in NBA history to play more than 10,000 postseason minutes and is the league’s all-time leader in total playoff points (6,911) and steals (419), also ranking third in assists (1,687) and sixth in rebounds (2,212).
The Akron, OH, native has been named an NBA All-Star in each of the last 14 seasons, earning First Team All-NBA honors on 12 occasions, including the last 11 consecutive seasons. The 2003-04 Rookie of the Year is a five-time First Team All-Defensive Team member, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for Team USA (2008, ’12) and the 2016-17 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award winner.
ESPN: NBA - LAKERS INSIDER Journalist RAMONA SHELBURNE chops up and breaks down how the deal got done.


-CCG















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