LeBron James weighs in on LA Lakers

LeBron James

LeBron James says new-look Lakers have 'a long way to go' until they can challenge Warriors

Almost three months after signing him to a four-year contract worth $154 million, the Lakers formally introduced their star acquisition Monday at media day.

James arrives in Los Angeles with the Lakers desperately trying to regain their former glory after several years of steady decline which has seen them fail to reach the playoffs for five straight seasons.

In addition, Durant has said how new teammate DeMarcus Cousins not being able to play at the beginning of the season lessens the Warriors media spotlight.

But on their first formal day together, nobody suggested the Lakers are remotely ready to compete with the Warriors, who would have four consecutive championships if James hadn't won the Cavs' first championship in legendary fashion instead in 2016.

Boasting one of the deepest rosters in the NBA, Walton and the Lakers will certainly need players to buy into putting the team's goal ahead of personal achievements.

"My expectation is to try and get better every single day".

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But he added winning a championship was not the only measure of success, saying: "There's only one champion, but that doesn't mean you're not successful". There's going to be wins and losses, but what you control is how you prepare every day.

"My decision was based exclusively on my family and the Lakers", James said.

"We're a new ballclub coming together". "I'm a basketball player". That's what happens with a team that's new.

'As far as business, those things had been taken care of long before I even been out here to be part of the Los Angeles franchise'.

James also has a starring role in upcoming blockbuster Space Jam 2 - the long awaited sequel to the 1996 Looney Tunes epic starring Michael Jordan.

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