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LeBron James: NBA All-Star Game Draft Not About Recruiting Players to Lakers

LeBron James: NBA All-Star Game Draft Not About Recruiting Players to Lakers

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LeBron James raised some eyebrows with his selections in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game draft, but the Los Angeles Lakers superstar wants to make it clear that he was using the "best player available" strategy—and nothing more.

On Saturday, James quieted the notion that he was using the draft as a way to help him recruit players to Los Angeles, per SportsCenter:

"Guys that are restricted free agents, that are free agents, I don't know, [guys that have] player options.

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