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LeBron James looking to change style of play with Lakers?

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Tamara Craig | 06 July, 2018, 00:57

LeBron James shook up the basketball world on Sunday when he spurned the Sixers and Cavaliers to strike a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Lakers.

LaVar Ball firmly thinks his son will be the ideal sidekick to the newest Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James. With disgruntled San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard still out there and having reportedly asked to be traded to the Lakers, it's tough to just jump to the conclusion L.A. has outright flubbed its big acquisition of James. Similarly, given Los Angeles could clear enough cap space for two max contracts, the suggestion at least another All-Star would join LeBron in California was nearly taken for granted. LeBron has been the No. 1 victim of Stephenson's antics, and the most memorable thing he did was when he blew into James' ear.

James signed with the Lakers just hours after opting out of the final year of his contract with the Cavaliers.

LaVar Ball also said Lonzo wouldn't play off the ball with James playing point forward as he did in Cleveland previous year, and emphasized how his son's stature (at six-foot-six) and unselfish style fit better with LeBron's game than former teammate Kyrie Irving.

The supporting cast around LeBron James was not good enough to win a championship last season, and no one is surprised he wanted a change of scenery. But James is absolutely on board with these unexpected transactions as hints of a rather different-looking No. 23 emerge for next season. "At least he didn't wait until the end like last time". You've got LeBron here now. With the addition of LeBron, the Lakers are instantly back in the championship picture.

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Democratic leaders have also refrained from calling for the outright elimination of ICE, instead focusing on reforming the agency. In a following tweet , he says abolition will "never happen!"

But at the same time, no one - not LeBron, nor the Lakers' front office - is unaware of their lack of shooting, and they could make moves to address that problem.

"Since Luke took over, they've improved every single season", James previously said.

"'As long as I'm here, people are going to want to play here".

Ball told TMZ Sports he is not anxious about defending champions the Golden State Warriors getting even stronger with the addition of free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. He worked with a superstar lineup that included Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.

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