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PBT Extra: LeBron James is coming to L.A., what is next for Lakers?

LeBron James must now follow in the footsteps of former Lakers superstars, as Los Angeles will begin building the team around him.

LeBron James has further tilted the NBA’s axis toward the West.

But that wasn’t the big surprise — rather it was how he chose to do it, giving the Lakers a four-year contract. The Cavaliers only got two years after a title. It gives the Lakers time to build smartly, rather than overpay in a Kawhi Leonard trade or for veteran free agents.

What are the Lakers doing with that? In a word, flexibility. In a few words, thinking about the summer of 2019.

I get into all of it in this latest PBT Extra.