California King: LeBron James goes Hollywood; 'Boogie' a Warrior

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The Golden State Warriors have a true enemy in the Los Angeles Lakers this time with Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James joining the Lakers.

With LeBron James finally confirmed to join the Los Angeles Lakers, it would be easy to accuse him of having "gone Hollywood".

Additionally, with Kawhi Leonard potentially available in trade discussions during the upcoming season, it benefits the Lakers to showcase Ball as much as possible and increase his potential value in trade discussions. Similarly, given Los Angeles could clear enough cap space for two max contracts, the suggestion at least another All-Star would join LeBron in California was nearly taken for granted.

While Oklahoma was meant to be an intermediate stop on the way to Los Angeles, George played his cards to perfection and on Sunday signed a new four-year deal with the franchise. Nike workers have begun taking down the iconic LeBron James banner outside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday after LeBron announced he's moving to the LA Lakers for a whopping $153 million contract. After being in the National Basketball Association for 15 years, this will be the first time James will play for a Western Conference team. But James is absolutely on board with these unexpected transactions as hints of a rather different-looking No. 23 emerge for next season. It was his stellar play that pushed them back to become the first team in National Basketball Association history in the Finals to overcome a 3-1 series deficit back in 2016. You've got LeBron here now. LaVar on people who say the Warriors are going to easily win another title next year, especially since they signed Cousins: "The Warriors can sign Boogie, Prince, Michael Jordan, anybody they want". I knew he was coming to LA!

LeBron left to pursue new challenges both on and off the court. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions. With the addition of LeBron, the Lakers are instantly back in the championship picture.

Regardless of what happens during the season, the new look Lakers will surely be full of unique characters. He played in all 82 regular-season games and then somehow carried a team that underwent several transformations to a fourth straight conference title and match-up against the Warriors.



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