It's no secret that LeBron James plays a major role in the decision-making that goes on behind the scenes for the Los Angeles Lakers, particularly when it comes to the team's roster. Now that the trade deadline is quickly drawing closer, it sounds like The King is making his presence felt more than usual.

It's not as if LeBron is forcing himself into the front office, though. As a matter of fact, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, team general manager Rob Pelinka continues to defer, or at least significantly include James in the process of improving the Lakers' roster:

James had a hand in Los Angeles' roster construction in the offseason, consulting with Rob Pelinka, Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager, on everything from the Westbrook trade with the Washington Wizards to free-agent signings, sources told ESPN. Pelinka will continue to collaborate with James leading up to the deadline in an attempt to improve the Lakers' chances of a deep run this season, sources told ESPN.

It comes as no surprise that LeBron plays a major role in the decision-making process for his squad. However, the fact that James is reportedly consulted on “everything” proves that he holds a ton of influence over the front office.

The Lakers are now scrambling to get things done less than 24 hours before Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline. They have already been linked to several trade scenarios, but as it is, nothing has come to fruition. Whatever the case might be, you can be sure that LeBron is plugged into the situation at hand and that no deal is going to be green-lighted without his stamp of approval.