Jerry West: LeBron James ‘Not a Tough Free-Agent Signing’ for Lakers
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Former Lakers star and current Los Angeles Clippers consultant Jerry West recently told Sports Illustrated‘s Jack McCallum that Magic Johnson and Co. didn’t have to do much to get James in purple and gold:
“All due respect to the Lakers, who handled everything well, but as these things go, LeBron was not a tough free-agent signing. LeBron wanted to come to L.A. and he wanted to come to the Lakers. Period.
“He has a family he’s thinking about. He has a home here. He has a son whom he wants to keep in one school in Los Angeles. He will be a celebrity out here, sure, but it’s a place where, once in a while, he can get lost, be himself. You can’t do that everywhere.”
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July 11, 2018 at 07:35PM