76ers say LeBron James 'strongly' considered Philly

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Since then, the Lakers have signed quite the interesting cast of veterans to fill the empty roster spots around LeBron and there's been plenty of chatter about how well that group will fit with James in his first season with the Lakers.

James joined the Lakers in a four-year $154million (£116m) deal after opting out of his final year with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"We all know that the work is not yet done". "LeBron is special. He is the best player in the world".

The NBA superstar recently signed a four-year, $154 million contract to play for the Lakers.

The Lakers don't appear to be planning a public event to welcome James to Los Angeles, where he already owns multiple homes and spends summers with his family. "We will continue forward and do everything necessary to achieve that shared obsession of bringing the No. 17 pennant to the best fans in the world - the Lakers Nation".

This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful.

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"It's a big step closer to returning the Lakers to the postseason and the NBA Finals".

This was also the last time the Lakers brought back the NBA Championship to the Staples Center and the city of Los Angeles, something which James will be looking to do many times for the team over the next four years.

A news conference with Pelinka has been scheduled for Wednesday in El Segundo.

"I think they considered us very strongly", Sixers managing parner Josh Harris told ESPN on Monday.

James is coming off one of his greatest National Basketball Association seasons, playing in all 82 regular-season games for the Cavaliers while finishing third in the National Basketball Association with 27.5 points per game and hitting career highs with 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists.

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