But with the Los Angeles Lakers, he is apparently hoping he can significantly change his style of play.
Before assuming that LeBron is going to become an even better player because he gets to play with Lonzo, it would probably be best for Lonzo himself to just focus on actually earning the starting point guard job. James already was aware of the upstate challenge he'll face after losing three of the last four NBA Finals to the Warriors in Cleveland.
At the very least, it should be an entertaining season in L.A.
Last season, when rumors LeBron might opt out of the final year of his deal with Cleveland began circulating, the Lakers were immediately installed as favorites to land him. The prospect of the pair teaming up at the Staples Center no longer appears a matter of "when" rather than "if".
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Julius Randle, Isaiah Thomas and several others are out.
The former Cleveland Cavaliers star recently inked a four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers and it seems Chinatown Market wanted to get in on the ensuing drama by claiming it was fined by the National Basketball Association for "violating the league's anti-tampering rule". Finally, we give you an update on Kawhi Leonard and how he has no interest in joining the Boston Celtics. The Lakers are steaming toward a new future, with little tying them to the lamentable recent past.
Through scheduling meetings and signing key pieces to surround new superstar LeBron James, the Laker legend is showing he means business. Although he spent his entire career with LA, Magic knows the magnitude of the Lakers' lure.
Rondo sees the Lakers' potential surplus of ball-handlers as an advantage.
O'Neal went west as a free agent in 1996, embracing the advantages of living in Hollywood while moonlighting as an actor and rapper.