LeBron James looking to change style of play with Lakers?

Cavs forward Le Bron James defended by Celtics forward Jaylen Brown

Cavs forward Le Bron James defended by Celtics forward Jaylen Brown

It has not even been a week since LeBron James agreed to sign a four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers, but that has not prevented Los Angeles institutions to pay their respects to "The King".

Yahoo Sports analyst Jordan Schultz reported the news on Twitter Wednesday.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne provided an in-depth look at how Magic Johnson and the Lakers' front office landed James, and apparently they pitched the 33-year-old on the idea of changing the way he plays. "LeBron never met Luke at all, '" Schultz tweeted.

While the prospect of playing alongside 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook for another four years might be alluring, George's decision came as a minor shock given the Thunder are unlikely to be vastly improved from the team who finished fourth in the Western Conference last season.

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It's unclear what role he'll fulfil on the team with question marks now being raised about Lonzo Ball's future with the Lakers. The subsequent deals, which sources say James has consulted on but have been executed at Johnson and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka's direction, follow this vision.

"They've been supportive. They obviously understand where we're at as a team and what we're trying to do and what our big picture is", he said in a previous NBC report. The three-time National Basketball Association champion will nearly surely drag the Lakers to their first post-season since 2013, but his new team remains short of being a realistic challenger for the title.

Aside from potential chemistry issues the trio brings to the table, Stephenson and Rondo, at least, don't seem like a fit with James on the court.

Instead of adding sharpshooters to the roster the way the Cavaliers did and then relying on James to get them the ball, the Lakers want to pair their new superstar with a plethora of playmakers who can create for themselves. "He's just got that special gift", Ball said.

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