LeBron James: NBA All-Star Game Draft Not About Recruiting Players to Lakers
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LeBron James raised some eyebrows with his selections in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game draft, but the Los Angeles Lakers superstar wants to make it clear that he was using the “best player available” strategy—and nothing more.
On Saturday, James quieted the notion that he was using the draft as a way to help him recruit players to Los Angeles, per SportsCenter:
LeBron says he picked his #NBAAllStar roster based on who was best available, and then went on to list nearly everyone’s contract status … https://t.co/3XIWK0Mx8P
“Everyone kind of gets up for fantasy basketball talk,” James said, per ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin. “Guys that are restricted free agents, that are free agents, I don’t know, [guys that have] player options. That’s all part of the speculation that continues to drive our sport.”
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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February 9, 2019 at 04:16PM