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GM Pelinka: Lakers landing LeBron is "ultimate validation"

Rob Pelinka says the Los Angeles Lakers aren't trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game.

Instead, they're building a team around LeBron James to do something different.

Pelinka spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the Lakers' remarkable offseason overhaul began, and the irrepressibly optimistic former agent radiated excitement about the future for a team that hasn't made the playoffs in five seasons.

"To get the commitment from LeBron James to come to the Lakers for four years was really the culmination of everything we've been working towards," Pelinka said. "When LeBron chose to come here, it was the ultimate...

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