Giant LeBron James banner in Cleveland comes down

Jul 04, 2018, 15:30
Giant LeBron James banner in Cleveland comes down

They still have to get through the Western Conference - particularly the Golden State Warriors, who just added DeMarcus Cousins to its roster on Monday.

ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times and New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Rondo will sign a one-year deal with the Lakers for $9 million after releasing forward Julius Randle to free up space under the National Basketball Association salary cap.

Love, 29, is a five-time All-Star, and was a key member of the Cavs teams that appeared in four-consecutive NBA Finals. As it stands, Lonzo Ball is arguably a more competent lead guard as he is bigger, a better defender (by far), a gifted passer and, while he is an inconsistent shooter, he normally draws more defensive pressure from distance than Rondo. In fact, James' Lakers jersey is the only one sold during free agency that's cracked the company's top 10.

LeBron James is trading in his hometown jersey and will trek to Los Angeles.

Instead, James signed a four-year deal with the Lakers (with a reported opt-in for the fourth year).

Consumers can swap in their recently purchased Cavs No. 23 for either a James Lakers jersey or another Cavs jersey.

LeBron James was also the sixth highest-earning athlete in the Forbes' highest paid athletes list of 2018. If not, doesn't it make sense to target him in free agency next summer? "How's LeBron going to play point?" New Orleans gave Julius Randle a two-year, $18 million contract, potentially eliminating themselves as suitors for the center. I'm tellin' y'all. LeBron got a four year deal, right? The same could happen to Leonard if the Spurs trade him to another team.

Last season with the Trail Blazers, Lillard ended up averaging 26.9 points per game to go along with 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Considering the moves the Lakers made after coming to terms with LeBron, it's not clear they have done that this offseason.

Again, we can not underestimate how significant it is that LeBron James is now a Laker.