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LeBron explains why he picked Lakers - and some don’t buy it

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There is a renewed buzz and excitement around the city of Los Angeles that has been lacking for quite some time and James appears to be more than ready to help lift the Lakers back on top.

Way to go, LeBron.

"But maybe that is his lifestyle and he does love it".

"This is kind of like a dream come true for me", James said after quitting the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"Growing up I was a Cowboys fan, I was a Bulls fan, I was a Yankees fan".

Instead of going the route of a second superstar, mostly because Paul George made a decision to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs were stingy with Kawhi Leonard, the Lakers chose to add veteran bench pieces on one-year deals. Wanted to make no-look passes like Magic, wanted to get on the break and be Showtime like Magic. He told Withers the Lakers "are not where we want to be right now", but added that he is excited to turn the team into champions.

In November 2017, the LeBron James Family Foundation approached the Akron school board about assisting in the creation of a school created to help at-risk kids who are lagging behind in their studies and struggling at home.

He went on, "I think timing is everything". I'm happy to be a part of it because I believe the Lakers are a historical franchise - we all know that - but it's a championship franchise.

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Carmelo Anthony, leaving him free to join the Houston Rockets.

However, with the lack of many great centers on the market next offseason and the team's many one-year deals, the door swings wide open for a potential deadline trade for a quality center this season.

"It's kinda insane right now because I've been sitting and thinking over the past few weeks, past couple months on what it means to open up a school and how excited I am about this possibility for me to be able to be in my hometown and be able to open up at school and to know who's going to benefit from it", James said in the video.