Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant paved way for LeBron James to Lakers
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By C.L. Anthony

Recent Los Angeles Lakers rumors touch on how LeBron James ended up with the organization courtesy of none other than Kobe Bryant.

Los Angeles Lakers rumors have begun popping up with the regular season on the horizon. However, recent Lakers rumors go back to the summertime during free agency.

As odd as it may sound for most die-hard fans of the Los Angeles Lakers that have come to loathe one LeBron James, take a moment to pause….Kobe Bean Bryant paved the way for The King to build his new kingdom in the City of Angels.

Per a report from The Athletic via Yahoo Sports, Kobe Bryant urged Lakers majority owner Jeanie Buss to clean house. That included firing her brother, team president Jim Buss, and longtime Lakers general manager, Mitch Kupchak, during the 2017-18 NBA season.

Buss would listen to Bryant and replace Buss and Kupchap with Magic Johnson as team president. Later on, Bryant’s former agent, Rob Pelinka as GM.

Cut it all out at once,” Bryant told Buss. I know it’s hard to do, but if you want to turn this ship around and turn it around sooner rather than later, then you’ve got to make those hard decisions … I know who we’re trying to get; we know who we’re trying to get, so that player is not going to come here with all of this s— going on. It’s not going to...

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