NBA Season Preview: Lakers’ LeBron Era Begins As Clippers Aim High Without Star Power
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — It isn’t often Hollywood gets star-struck but the Los Angeles Lakers’ big offseason move to acquire LeBron James had Tinseltown in a tizzy. James is sure to grab the spotlight as he begins his quest for another NBA championship in a purple and gold jersey. The Los Angeles Clippers went in the opposite direction — losing stars Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. However, the lack of star power on the Clippers could be short-lived with an A-list class of free agents in the market next year.

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles waits during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

When LeBron James chose the Los Angeles Lakers, the burgeoning entertainment mogul realized many people would think he joined a mediocre team with a five-year playoff drought because he wanted to be in Hollywood.

James simply scoffs at the notion he’s thinking about anything but his day job as he begins the next chapter in one of the greatest careers in NBA...



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