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Magic Johnson preaches patience for Lakers' rebuild with LeBron James

5 days ago   |   By USA Today

Expecting the team to take a few months to jell, Magic Johnson wants Lakers fans to be patient with the Lakers rebuild.
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Magic: Lakers will maintain flexibility, pursue max player to pair with Lebron

Magic: Lakers will maintain flexibility, pursue max player to pair with Lebron

5 days ago   |   By TheScore

The Los Angeles Lakers landed the big fish they wanted by signing LeBron James on the first day of free agency. A bevy of one-year deals followed, which eliminated their remaining cap space. Lakers president Magic Johnson wasn't willing to give up long-term flexibility unless he's assured Los Angeles' cap space is spent on max-level players. "If we feel there's somebody out there or a deal to be made to make our team better, then we'll do it as long as it's a great deal for us," Johnson said, according to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "If it's not, we have our team and we'll go to battle, go to...
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Magic Johnson sees Lakers prospering from LeBron James signing

5 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

There has been a dramatic shift in the outlook of the Los Angeles Lakers with the addition of All-Star forward LeBron James to lead the charge for the franchise.It was a major move that saw James for the first time in several seasons make a commitment on a deal that locks him for multiple years. During a conference call with team president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on Friday, he voiced that he believes the 33-year-old's decision to ink a four-year, $153 million will play a huge part in helping sway players to join him in Los Angeles, according to Matthew Moreno of...
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Magic: 3-year plan at 'whole nother level'

5 days ago   |   By ESPN

Lakers' president of basketball operations Magic Johnson says the team will lean on LeBron James when contemplating which players to add to the team.
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Magic Johnson: Yes, Lakers will consult with LeBron on big moves

5 days ago   |   By ProBasketballTalk

Of course they are, but how much power will they give him?
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