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LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers brings the biggest superstar in the country into the Rams’ backyard.

With James preparing to call Staples Center home, he’ll be only a 2-mile walk down Figueroa Street from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the Rams play (for now).

Some view James’ entrance in the Southern California market as stealing some shine from the surging Rams. Todd Gurley, however, believes greatness motivates greatness.

“You know greatness is coming … and you want to be part of that,” Gurley told the L.A. Times during a youth football camp at Santa Monica College. “It’s like motivation. It kind of makes you want to work harder and get to that point to where he is.”

After winning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, the 23-year-old Gurley is coming off a bounce-back season under head coach Sean McVay. The running back compiled 2,093 yards from scrimmage — including 1,305 rushing — with a league-high 19 TDs in 2017.

Gurley said he’s hoping to show consistency so he’s not known as a player with a rollercoaster career.

“You don’t want to be able to do it one year, take a year or two off, and do it again,” he said. “You want to be consistent. That’s how players become great in this league, is doing it on a consistent basis.”

If Gurley repeats his performance of last season, Jared Goff improves, and the defense is as good as its potential, the Rams will be a force to reckon with in 2018.

More than any other U.S. city, Los Angeles shells out for its winners while ignoring mediocrity. If Gurley and the Rams win, they’ll be stars of the city alongside LeBron.

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The Los Angeles Rams’ offense is in a good place coming off a season where the unit ranked first in the league in scoring (29.9 points per game).

And after organized team activities and the mandatory minicamp, wide receiver Robert Woods believes the unit should only get better in the second season of playing in Sean McVay’s scheme.

“It’s how can we improve in other ways just to be ready for the season,” Woods said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve got it. We’re loaded up and just fine-tuning.”

The Rams may not have to tweak too much on offense during training camp if last season proved anything.

In addition to possessing an ability to put points on the board, the Rams ranked 10th in total offense (361.5 yards per game) and passing (239.4 yards per game), respectively, and eighth in rushing (122.1 yards per game) in 2017.

Dual-threat running back Todd Gurley, who totaled 2,093 yards from scrimmage (1,305 rushing) last season, remains a focal point on offense.

But the passing game could experience a spike in production given the arrival of wide receiver Brandin Cooks, whom the Rams acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots.

Cooks, an explosive downfield threat, has produced three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving campaigns — twice with the New Orleans Saints (2015-16) and last year with the Patriots — welcomes the opportunity to play in McVay’s potent offense.

“Coming here from a distance, you knew this offense was special,” Cooks said, via the Los Angeles Times. “You always wonder why. And now, you get here and you’re finding out all the reasons why that’s the case.

“It’s great to be able to come in here and have some freshness to it. It makes you want to learn more and become a better player.”

Cooks joins Woods and Cooper Kupp as the Rams’ projected starting wide receivers.

The trio of wide receivers, Gurley and quarterback Jared Goff, all of whom are comfortable in one of the league’s top offensive units, will give opposing defenses plenty to think about in 2018.