LeBron James denies reported friction between himself and the Lakers brass

LeBron James rejected the premise of an ESPN segment suggesting there is friction between himself and the Los Angeles Lakers executives, and to underline his point, he responded in a social media post from the team’s training facility where he happened to be working out.

‘That’s not true at all,’ the smiling James said into his camera phone as music blared from the Lakers’ weight room. ‘I’m actually at the Lakers’ facility right now.’

James was responding to the premise of an upcoming segment on ESPN’s show, ‘First Take.’

In a video posted to Instagram, James recorded ESPN's chyron, which read, 'Dave McMenamin says Lakers have a lot of work to do to repair relationship with LeBron.'

In a video posted to Instagram, James recorded ESPN's chyron, which read, 'Dave McMenamin says Lakers have a lot of work to do to repair relationship with LeBron.'

Ostensibly, James was upset that an ESPN insider was suggesting there was friction between himself and the Lakers brass

Ostensibly, James was upset that an ESPN insider was suggesting there was friction between himself and the Lakers brass

In a video posted to Instagram, James recorded ESPN’s chyron, which read, ‘Dave McMenamin says Lakers have a lot of work to do to repair relationship with LeBron.’ McMenamin covers James and the Lakers for ESPN, and previously covered the four-time MVP with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ostensibly, James was upset that an ESPN insider was suggesting there was friction between himself and the Lakers brass

The Lakers are coming off disappointing season that began with the team bringing James in on a four-year, $153 million deal. Exacerbating matters was the team's highly-publicized but failed attempt to trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and team president and franchise icon Magic Johnson's abrupt resignation just before the end of the 37-45 campaign. The team also fired coach Luke Walton (left), who has since signed with the Sacramento Kings and, more recently, publicly accused of sexual assault. The Lakers have denied any previous knowledge of that accusation

The Lakers are coming off disappointing season that began with the team bringing James in on a four-year, $153 million deal. Exacerbating matters was the team's highly-publicized but failed attempt to trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and team president and franchise icon Magic Johnson's abrupt resignation just before the end of the 37-45 campaign. The team also fired coach Luke Walton (left), who has since signed with the Sacramento Kings and, more recently, publicly accused of sexual assault. The Lakers have denied any previous knowledge of that accusation

The Lakers are coming off disappointing season that began with the team bringing James in on a four-year, $153 million deal. Exacerbating matters was the team’s highly-publicized but failed attempt to trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and team president and franchise icon Magic Johnson’s abrupt resignation just before the end of the 37-45 campaign. The team also fired coach Luke Walton (left), who has since signed with the Sacramento Kings and, more recently, publicly accused of sexual assault. The Lakers have denied any previous knowledge of that accusation

In a video posted to Instagram, James recorded ESPN’s chyron, which read, ‘Dave McMenamin says Lakers have a lot of work to do to repair relationship with LeBron.’

McMenamin covers James and the Lakers for ESPN, and previously covered the four-time MVP with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Ostensibly, James was upset that an ESPN insider was suggesting there was friction between himself and the Lakers brass.

The Lakers are coming off disappointing season that began with the team bringing James in on a four-year, $153 million deal. But while the team initially gave fans reason for encouragement, injuries began to take their toll on the Lakers as James battled groin issues.

Ultimately the Lakers missed the playoffs for the sixth straight season, depriving James of the opportunity to reach the NBA Finals for the ninth year in a row.

Exacerbating matters was the team’s highly-publicized but failed attempt to trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and team president and franchise icon Magic Johnson’s abrupt resignation just before the end of the 37-45 campaign.

The team also fired coach Luke Walton, who has since signed with the Sacramento Kings and, more recently, publicly accused of sexual assault. 

The Lakers have denied any previous knowledge of that accusation.  

The Lakers' season ended with the abrupt resignation of team president Magic Johnson. Dave McMenamin, who James's Instagram post appeared to be responding to, is pictured to Johnson's right. McMenamin has covered James for years, dating back to his days in Cleveland

The Lakers' season ended with the abrupt resignation of team president Magic Johnson. Dave McMenamin, who James's Instagram post appeared to be responding to, is pictured to Johnson's right. McMenamin has covered James for years, dating back to his days in Cleveland

The Lakers’ season ended with the abrupt resignation of team president Magic Johnson. Dave McMenamin, who James’s Instagram post appeared to be responding to, is pictured to Johnson’s right. McMenamin has covered James for years, dating back to his days in Cleveland

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