Philadelphia 76ers: 3 positive factors regarding LeBron James joining Lakers

Oscar Cross
July 5, 2018

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is reacting a lot better than most Cleveland fans to the recent news of LeBron James' departure from the city.

LaVar Ball has been outspoken about the Los Angeles Lakers and the moves that they make since his son Lonzo Ball was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Assumption across the National Basketball Association has been that Leonard wants to be traded from the Spurs to the Lakers this offseason, or at the very least, will sign with Los Angeles as a free agent after this season. While the Lakers could opt to pass on dealing for Leonard in order to sign him in 2019 as a free agent, there are increasing reports that Leonard may be open to signing with the Los Angeles Clippers as an alternative to joining LeBron and the Lakers. They pulled off the surprise of the summer: a one-year, $5.3 million bargain deal with free agent DeMarcus Cousins. "Nothing but appreciation and gratitude for everything you put into every moment you spent in a Cavaliers uniform", team owner Dan Gilbert told James in a statement. It seems, however, that James is only the first of the Lakers' seismic hauls this off-season.

According to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd, James knows the Lakers don't have a shot at competing for a championship this year and wants to be patient and help the team grow. This would change a bit if the Lakers were to trade for Kawhi Leonard, but L.A. would also have to trade salaries in that deal as well.

The Indians haven't won the World Series in 70 years, but they came close just two seasons ago.

With NBA Free Agency in full swing, there have been plenty of Lakers rumors about which players are coming and going. "Lakers with LeBron? You don't give my son the best player in the game and don't think he gonna win no championships".

Randle, a 23-year-old Dallas native spent, four seasons with the Lakers after being drafted seventh overall in 2014. He advanced to eight straight NBA Finals that routinely last until mid-June. NBA TV's David Aldridge reported that Randle does not want to return to Los Angeles. So buried deep at Fanatics' headquarters, there are one-off LeBron James jerseys that see the King playing for the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers. And let us not forget that the shortstop is under contract through 2021.

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