Magic Johnson arrived an hour early for meeting with LeBron James

Like an anxious date, Magic Johnson arrived an hour early for his scheduled meeting with LeBron James on June 30, and waited in his car outside James’ California home until the moment arrived.
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The Lakers’ president of basketball operations, telling Spectrum Myles Garrett Jersey SportsNet how the James signing came about, said his pitch to the superstar that night wasn’t about the legacy of the Lakers.

He didn’t need to hear that. He already knew the team, maybe better than I did. He broke the roster down right in front of me, Johnson said. … He knew every single guy, the strength and weaknesses on our team.

There wasn’t a lot of fanfare when James signed his contract Monday, the GM said.

He’s not looking to celebrate signing, Pelinka said. He’s looking to celebrate championships and he made that real clear.

The view of Bortles hasn’t completely changed, however. Some still question whether the quarterback is good enough to take the Jaguars where they want to go. Bortles said such critiques aren’t something he spends a lot of time thinking about after spending four years playing for George O’Leary at UCF because he knows he can’t stop anyone from airing those thoughts.

There’s times when I deserve it, Bortles said. And I don’t have a problem admitting that I didn’t play good. And I don’t have a problem with people critiquing me when I don’t play good. It’s just never really bothered me. I love going to work every day. I love playing football, and the locker room, so why let something affect me that I have no control over?

Outside doubts about Bortles didn’t stop Jacksonville from signing him to a contract extension and there’s been a lot more positivity about the quarterback from the organization than there Paul Stastny USA Jersey was last year. Should Bortles back that up on the field this fall, he may be able to avoid questions about his critics at this time next year.