The deal for the three-times National Basketball Association champion gives the Lakers a stability that his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, did not enjoy in recent years as James opted for shorter-term contacts when he returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami. This is especially true considering that James agreed to a multi-year deal, which is something he was not willing to do with Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
That has supposedly put some teams off making a move as they face the potential risk of trading away several assets for essentially a one-year loan with Leonard able to leave on as a free agent in 2019.
James and Ball have a decent supporting cast with Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma being extremely talented young players. The same can be said about McGee, Caldwell-Pope and Stephenson's respective contracts but it does seem as though the Lakers paid a premium on players that other teams weren't bending over backward to sign. Unfortunately for Lakers fans, the team made a decision to pass on the star big man this offseason. Los Angeles is viewed as the top free agency landing spot for Kawhi Leonard next offseason if they do not pull off a trade for him before then. While the 32-year-old point guard experienced something of a renaissance last season with the Pelicans and meets James' expressed preference for teammates who play with intelligence, he won't have the ball in his hands as much as he would like.
Fans in L.A. have been waiting for this kind of moment. They have not reached the playoffs since the 2012-13 season when they lost in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
As per reports, Mumbai is receiving heavy rains from last night and residents are facing difficulties to deal with daily tasks. The heroic deed of Sawant earned accolades from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal - who visited the crash site yesterday.
It was the latest in a series of arguments about football and the relative merits of the world's two best players. Portugal had more than 60 percent of possession, which they found hard to translate into a goal.
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Speaking about the meddling, Bolton told the Fox News Sunday programme: "I think it's something that we're concerned about. Bolton, without directly addressing the president's comment, said that was "not the position of the United States".
Shares of Tesla closed the formal trading day down 2.3 percent to $335.07 but regained some of that ground in after-market trades. Going conservative on the Model 3's 0-60mph time would help reinforce the appeal of the Tesla's more-premium Model S .
However, as he gets older, Madrid will eventually stop giving him new contracts, and Ronaldo will become the boy who cried United. He moved to Manchester United in 2003 before signing on with Madrid in 2009.
As if LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers wasn't enough, DeMarcus Cousins signed with the Golden State Warriors . When previously asked about free agency , Cousins told The Undefeated: "I don't plan on rushing through this process".
The dramatic jailbreak took place after a helicopter pilot was taken hostage by three gunmen and forced to land at the prison. He took four guards hostage with a pistol before escaping in a getaway auto but was recaptured six weeks later at a hotel.