As you may have heard by now, LeBron James announced he would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time, to become a Los Angeles Laker for at least the next three years, plus an option year.
The veteran point guard is eager to be a mentor to Lonzo Ball, and he sees a chance for immediate success with the thoroughly revamped club.More news: Texas mother arrested for allegedly selling young children
James approved of Johnson's plan and has consulted on each of those deals, per Windhorst and Shelburne's sources. It is early, obviously, and I'm not promising anything, but at the end of the day, I expect to win.
That didn't sit well with all Lakers fans. Until then, this next chapter of his career will be fascinating to watch and may indeed bring a championship banner back to the Lakers. "Um, no", Rondo said.
In 2014, LeBron returned to the Cavs after a dalliance with a more attractive suitor from South Beach, because after four years he realized the grass may have been more lush in Miami but not almost as familiar. Ball will be sidelined for most of the summer with a torn meniscus in his left knee, but Rondo is eager to work on their chemistry in the fall.More news: 'It's Coming Home!' England fans get World Cup fever
If there's one thing that we've learned this offseason, it's that Magic Johnson can get things done.
But the Lakers and Spurs haven't been able to hammer out a deal-perhaps because San Antonio has been focused on acquiring almost all of the Lakers' quality young talent in exchange for Leonard. He isn't anxious about finding roles for everyone in coach Luke Walton's up-tempo offense, which is designed to create plenty of offensive chances for every player. The Lakers are in remarkably similar circumstances after their 35-47 campaign past year but with up-and-comers like Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram there is a foundation on which to build. Surprisingly, LaVar tempers his expectations, going on to guarantee two, with one essential caveat - all the Big Baller Boys will have to be on the team.More news: Croatia defeats Russian Federation on penalties to advance to semis