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Lakers’ Kendrick Nunn prefers chance on winning NBA title over money

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Kendrick Nunn turned down more lucraive offers to sign with the Lakers, a decision that was not hard considering he has the chance to win the NBA title in LA.

Nunn explained his decision to join the Lakers on the mid-level exception, as he is hoping to find himself fighting for the NBA championship at the end of the season.

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“L.A. would be appealing to anyone, honestly speaking,” he said during his introductory press conference on Friday. “But just that chance to go out there and win a ring. A good chance, a great chance to win a ring. I wanted to be in that position again and also just to help my teammates and learn from them. I look at the roster around and I’m one of the younger guys, so I’m going to be a sponge to a lot of these guys in the locker room and just continue to grow and develop my game as well.”

Nunn’s reported deal with the Lakers is at $10.25 million over two years, with the second season of the contract being a player option for the former Heat guard.

“It wasn’t that hard, to be honest,” Nunn said on turning down more money. “I’m a guy that knows how to sacrifice for the better of the team. I know how to do that, and I’m willing to do that. It’s not about myself. It’s a team sport, and I want to win. That’s what I play this game for, to win.”

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