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LeBron James says his move to Los Angeles Lakers was for basketball reasons – and nothing to do with his Hollywood career.

The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player joined the Lakers in July on a four-year deal worth $154m (£116m).

James, 33, is involved in various television and film projects and at a media day on Monday he was asked if that had influenced his decision.

“My decision was based solely on my family and the Lakers,” James said.

“I’m a basketball player. I play ball. That’s what I do. As far as my business is concerned, that stuff has been taking care of itself long before I came out here.”

His SpringHill Entertainment production company is involved with several projects, while James has also won a starring role in the forthcoming Space Jam movie.

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