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LeBron James has productive, informative meeting with Rob Pelinka, Darvin Ham

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© Provided by HoopsHype James is finalizing a destination to host the team’s annual minicamp prior to training camp, with San Diego being the likely landing space over Las Vegas, sources said. He’s hoping to build a better rapport with teammates before entering the 2022-23 season. The meeting was deemed productive and informative. Pelinka made his feelings clear that he wants James to retire as a Laker and promised to provide him with every resource possible to compete for a championship each year he’s with the organization, sources said.

Source: Chris Haynes @ Yahoo! Sports

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

Report: Darvin Ham has backing of LeBron to run offense through Anthony Davis nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/09/rep…11:39 PM Jon Hamm @JonMHamm

Sitting here bored in early August, trying to remember why LeBron James was not named an All-Star as a rookie in 2004 but Kenyon Martin, Ron Artest, JAMAAL MAGLOIRE, and Michael Redd were. – 10:58 PM CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA

Giannis Antetokounmpo says LeBron James is still world’s best player: ‘I want to know how he does that’

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Yahoo Sources: Inside LeBron James’ meeting with Lakers front office: Darvin Ham’s offensive plan, Rob Pelinka’s roster patience. sports.yahoo.com/inside-lebron-…9:45 PM StatMuse @statmuse

The youngest player to record

30 PTS — LeBron James

40 PTS — LeBron James

50 PTS — Brandon Jennings

60 PTS — Devin Booker

10 REB — Tracy McGrady

15 REB — Tracy McGrady

10 AST — LeBron James

15 AST — LeBron James

Double-Double — Tracy McGrady

Triple-Double — Josh Giddey pic.twitter.com/1Ijr5F3qz03:30 PM

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LeBron James aims to give students at his I Promise School opportunities they may not have otherwise. Recently, the NBA superstar’s mission shifted into another gear. ⁦@LeBron James⁩ ⁦@LJFamFoundation⁩ ⁦@NBA⁩ ⁦@NASCARapnews.com/article/c8437d…2:49 PM StatMuse @statmuse

Players with 10,000 points before turning 25:

Lebron James

Kevin Durant

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

Tracy McGrady

Buckets. pic.twitter.com/YoUzqB7VnC11:31 AM

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Serena

Bolt

Ali

LeBron – 9:40 AM BasketNews @BasketNews_com

LeBron James has been in the NBA longer than the current youngest active player Jalen Duren has been alive 🤯 pic.twitter.com/Lcdb95RdW45:31 AM

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For the sickos who like to watch, Monday’s @LockedOnLakers pod, YouTube version. We discuss the LeBron’s extension talks underway, and the trade rumor linking the Lakers to basically every Jazz role player. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods AK


Gallery: List of the sidekicks Sixers employed next to superstar Allen Iverson (SMG)

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Most playoff points before turning 25:

2,155 — Kobe Bryant

1,761 — LeBron James

1,693 — Jayson Tatum pic.twitter.com/cIHZW1dzjy4:47 PM

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Monday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We discuss LeBron’s extension talks, along with the potential pros and cons of the trade rumors linking the Lakers, Jazz and Knicks. #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods

Subscribe. Rate. Enjoy. Thx!

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LeBron James is hyped to see the Antetokounmpo brothers playing for Greece 🙌🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/vRQxb4yJ1H10:38 AM

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Seattle was rockin’ today for Sue Bird last home game! I may have to make a trip up there before summer’s out and get a run in! 🤔 – 7:19 PM StatMuse @statmuse

Who would be the best combined player of all time?

LeBron James Harden

Kevin DurAnthony Davis

Michael Jordan Clarkson pic.twitter.com/22mdcHqmcw4:40 PM

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Here’s the final video in the @WhatsWrightShow series of the 50 Best Players of the Last 50 Years… #1 LeBron James. Here’s an hour breaking down his full career, playoff year by playoff year. youtu.be/p80wDcZ4P5E1:45 PM StatMuse @statmuse

Highest career PER ever (min 1,000 games):

1. Michael Jordan

2. LeBron James

3. Shaquille O’Neal

4. Wilt Chamberlain

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More on this storyline

  Furthermore, the first-year head coach said one wrinkle he will implement and stick with is having the offense run through Anthony Davis, and James concurred, sources said. The team has been encouraged with Davis’ offseason progression and believe he’ll be in optimum shape to avoid serious injuries and carry a heavier load. -via Yahoo! Sports / August 10, 2022 And while contract dialogue was broached, the majority of the hour-long meeting was about expressing concerns, and hearing out strategies and opinions to assure there wouldn’t be a repeat of last season’s epic failure, league sources told Yahoo Sports. James, sources said, drilled home the importance of consistent competitiveness and cohesion, noting that last season’s team didn’t give themselves a chance on many nights. The focus for the future Hall of Famer is competing every night in order to give themselves a chance to compete for a championship. -via Yahoo! Sports / August 10, 2022 James, who turns 38 in December, can negotiate an extension through the end of next June, providing a long runway before any decision needs to be made. However, the prospect of James playing out the final year of his current contract without further agreement could turn into a significant distraction during Darvin Ham’s first year as the Lakers’ coach. James, though, could use pending free agency as leverage, forcing the Lakers into strengthening their roster by forfeiting even more future draft picks. The Lakers, according to people with knowledge of the situation said, haven’t shown interest in deals requiring them to trade both their 2027 and 2029 first-round picks. The team has also resisted taking on long-term contracts in deals. -via Los Angeles Times / August 4, 2022 LeBron caught a glimpse of the new unis and he could not help but take to Instagram to share his hyped reaction to the new jerseys they’ll be dawning in 2022-23. He decided to tag Lakers teammate Anthony Davis, who himself had an equally mind-blown reaction (h/t Jonathan Sherman of Lakers Daily): -via Clutch Points / August 9, 2022  

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