Why LeBron James Chose Los Angeles Lakers Over All Other Teams

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"To be able to be a part of a championship team two years ago with the team that we had and in the fashion that we had is something I will always remember", James said after the Cavs' last loss of the finals.

The Lakers may still be pursuing Leonard, but from the sounds of it, they won't compromise the future for him, especially when Leonard reportedly wants to sign with the Lakers as a free agent in 2019.

According to Fanatics, the top jersey retailer in the world, Cleveland ranks fourth in terms of markets purchasing James' Lakers jersey, which went on sale Monday.

Leonard, of course, could inspire the Lakers to alter their plans altogether.

While LeBron is looking to sell tickets to his film projects, he has already given a big boost to interest in Lakers tickets for next season.

Considering that the Lakers have struggled to add stars in free agency recently, this is great news for the team moving forward.

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The four-time MVP's decision has the potential to change the National Basketball Association landscape for the foreseeable future, particularly as the Lakers are expected to continue making moves this summer.

Jenkins broke the news of James returning to Cleveland in 2014 and this time, he has reported insider information on the four-time MVP's reasons for moving to the Lakers.

Waiving and stretching Deng then would get the Lakers to about $37 million in projected space, more than enough to make a max offer to players with seven to nine years of experience.

Here is why and how Kevin Love can become a Chicago Bull. They gave big contracts to Smith, Shumpert, and Tristan Thompson to keep together a championship core. This was all because of the pressure James put on the organization with his short-term contracts and his demands to win now.

Before signing with the Lakers, James was also linked to the Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets. The Lakers can afford to be patient in building the team, even if James wasn't on board. While the 32-year-old point guard experienced something of a renaissance last season with the Pelicans and meets James' expressed preference for teammates who play with intelligence, he won't have the ball in his hands as much as he would like.

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