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James brushes off Lakers speculation

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08:08 AM ET 10.19 | LeBron in Los Angeles? [James] understands why there's already speculation that he could opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat after two more seasons, but the NBA's reigning MVP doesn't want any part of the discussion. Responding to an ESPN.com report on Thursday that teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers already are plotting for the next time he potentially can become a free agent, James said his only focus is on helping the Heat defend their title. "I'm here, and this is what it's all about," James said after the Heat's 105-78 preseason win over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. "I'm preparing for this season, preparing to defend our title and that's it. This is where ... I'm here now."

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October 19, 2012  08:16 AM ET

I am not surprised. Are you?

October 19, 2012  08:28 AM ET

I predict he will announce it at a Boys Club in Compton on ESPN

October 19, 2012  08:29 AM ET

He's in the Lakers future, brush off now but money talk and a chance to play with Dwight Howard.

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October 19, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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Its only a matter of time Lol

The place to start is to sign Delonte. When Gloria comes Lebron follows. It's that simple!

October 19, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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I am not surprised. Are you?

nope, i am not..

October 19, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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He's in the Lakers future, brush off now but money talk and a chance to play with Dwight Howard.

And win more championships than Russell, Jordan, Magic or Kobe!!!!!!

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October 19, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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He's in the Lakers future, brush off now but money talk and a chance to play with Dwight Howard.

On the other hand maybe Dwight will want to go back to Florida. Makes as much sense.

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October 19, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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He's in the Lakers future, brush off now but money talk and a chance to play with Dwight Howard.

Miami has a TEAM, Lakers have an experiment.....

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