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Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

Now that Lance Stephenson and LeBron James have both signed their contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers, we can say that they're officially teammates.

"He competes and is an incredible leader who only seeks to win and make sure that his team-mates are successful".

Leonard, one of the best all-around players in the NBA, wants out of San Antonio after the 27-year-old former NBA Finals MVP accused the Spurs of mishandling a quadriceps injury that limited him to just nine games last season. "It's a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals". There have already been tons of jokes after news broke that Stephenson agreed on a deal with the Lakers not too long after James announced he was leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles - the two have had so many battles with Stephenson getting on James' nerves.

It's probably a longshot, but it is interesting to see that Toronto is being talked about alongside National Basketball Association heavyweights like the Los Angeles Lakers - Leonard's preferred choice - the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.

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Pelinka echoed that by saying "This is a historic moment for the Lakers, and we could not feel more grateful and honored". 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 number 17 to the world's best fans - Lakers Nation".

Rob Pelinka is scheduled to have an official press conference on Wednesday to discuss the free agent signings.

James is not expected to attend, however, and is not expected to speak publicly about his decision until a charity event in OH later this month.

Sixers managing partner Josh Harris said Monday, from summer league action in Las Vegas, that he thinks James gave serious thought to joining Philadelphia. Walton also was said to have spoken by phone with another of James' past coaches, Miami's Erik Spoelstra.