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Sports Rich Paul: Joining Lakers was LeBron 'doing what he wants to do'

09:35  12 july  2018
09:35  12 july  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Yet he believes LeBron knows more than he is letting on. If Chris Paul , who wants the max, would consider leaving the Rockets and joining the Lakers , it has to increase the chances of LeBron wearing the Purple and Gold mightly. In 2018, it was just about doing what he wants to do ."

In 2018, it was just about doing what he wants to do ." The Hollywood element appears to have also played a part for James, who has several acting credits to his name and owns a In the end, he 's where he wants to be , and doesn't have to worry about getting over any humps or fulfilling promises.

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If LeBron James had a list of things he wanted to accomplish before hanging up his kicks, it's safe to assume he's checked off most of them.

From his three NBA titles to his four MVP awards, the 33-year-old has seemingly done it all. It's not as though he's going to take his foot off the gas with the Los Angeles Lakers, but this next (and perhaps final) stage of his career certainly contains less pressure than his stints with his previous two teams.

"In 2010, when he went to Miami, it was about championships," James' agent, Rich Paul, told Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins. "In 2014, when he went back to Cleveland, it was about delivering on a promise. In 2018, it was just about doing what he wants to do."

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Now, he 's doing what he wants . "In 2010, when he went to Miami, it was about championships," agent Rich Paul told Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated. The Lakers ' signings since James—Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee— do not inspire confidence.

He wanted and needed to win rings for his legacy and brand, but I see what you mean. 2 ответов 0 ретвитов 18 отметок «Нравится». Yeah it had nothing to do with being one of the best teams in the league just money right? Lol he knows his best shot is with Russ and OKC.

The Hollywood element appears to have also played a part for James, who has several acting credits to his name and owns a production company.

The Lakers didn't possess another superstar ahead of his arrival, either, so there was (and still is, to an extent) a great deal of uncertainty over how the team would look heading into next season. There's always a chance management will pull off a trade for Kawhi Leonard, but if they simply choose to wait out the year, James could have a rough go getting the Lakers through the minefield that is the Western Conference.

In the end, he's where he wants to be, and doesn't have to worry about getting over any humps or fulfilling promises. Unless, that is, "the ghost" in Chicago continues to keep him up at night.

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