LeBron James Hints At Appearance At Blaze Pizza In Culver City

Lakers' GM, Rob Pelinka met with James at what looks to be his home out in Los Angeles to sign the contract and make things official.

While discussing the meeting the team had with James' agent, Rich Paul, and Klutch Sports last week, 76ers managing partner Josh Harris said he felt the superstar "strongly" considered Philadelphia before signing with Los Angeles.

LeBron speaks to the media after being defeated by the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. "'The best player in the world is a Laker'". "When LeBron James - a perennial NBA MVP and champion who is playing at the most astonishing levels of his career - chooses to join the Lakers, it serves as the ultimate validation for what we are building here".

The Lakers have missed the playoffs for the past five seasons and haven't gone past the second round of the playoffs since winning the 2010 National Basketball Association crown.

Kobe Bryant would tell him that the key to coaching James is to be willing to listen and work with him - but also, as Phil Jackson had done with Bryant, to "know what's really important to you as a coach" and stick to it.

This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams.

A news conference with Pelinka has been scheduled for Wednesday in El Segundo.

Stephenson is eager to run with the up-tempo Lakers and their young core, including Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball.

LeBron responded with a tweet, his first since June 26: "Haven't been to a pizza party in a minute".

With that in mind, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that hoards of people showed up to Blaze Pizza locations around Los Angeles on Tuesday.

"I sat under the stars and said to myself, 'Damn, we got LeBron James on our team, '" he said.

Vanessa Coleman