LeBron James recruited stars to Lakers from 'war room' in his house

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LeBron James reportedly played a big role in recruiting Russell Westbrook and free agents to the Lakers.
LeBron James held meetings in his house with NBA stars to join LA, according to The Athletic.

James and the Lakers eventually settled on Russell Westbrook as the best choice for the team.

James also had a hand in recruiting other free agents, with Carmelo Anthony calling him "the GM."

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LeBron James wanted to be involved in landing his next All-Star teammate.

According to a report in The Athletic, as the Los Angeles Lakers sought to make a deal for a star player to join James and Anthony Davis, James helped in the process.

James reportedly set up a "war room" in his Brentwood house and researched who could be available and fit alongside him. James held in-person meetings and calls with prospective candidates.

The Athletic reported that James held some of these meetings alongside Davis and former teammate Jared Dudley. The…
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