Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton meets with LeBron James

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Frederick Owens | 17 July, 2018, 19:28

When the Los Angeles Lakers' new $154 million man was faced with a televised encounter with his former Cleveland Cavaliers coach, he certainly looked less than enthused.

While LeBron James has made endless headlines leading up National Basketball Association free agency and since signing a four-year, $153 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, he's maintained a low profile on a personal level.

But Walton told ESPN he's been encouraged by their early communication. He reportedly had "zero contact" with Walton prior to joining Los Angeles.

The Ukrainian global is only seven days into being a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and he's already showing plenty of promise and a maturity seldom seen in young prospects at this time of the year.

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The organization re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and added Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo as well as JaVale McGee to its roster this offseason. The Cavaliers rode the second greatest player in NBA history to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance last season, and he abandoned them for the shine of Rodeo Drive and LA Live.

Next week's camp marks the first official gathering for Gregg Popovich as head coach of Team USA.

Walton, who was selected in the same draft as James, has reached out to several people with ties to the four-time MVP.

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