Joel Embiid's last-ditch plea to LeBron after Warriors shocker


"How's LeBron going to play point?" James played a major role in recruiting Bosh and Ray Allen.

James agreed a four-year deal with the Lakers on Sunday with his move instantly making the Los Angeles franchise go from a 35-47 team last season to potential title contenders next season.

That would be a dagger for LaVar Ball, a Los Angeles-area native who reveres the Lakers and had seen an oft-stated prophecy fulfilled when that team drafted his oldest son. But when a player of James' caliber joins a new team, there is a general understanding, even expectation that other quality players will flock to that player and try to put together a contender (often at a discounted rate).

James also executive produced the 2016 CNBC reality series "Cleveland Hustles", which focused on entrepreneurs in the city where the OH native spent most of his career. James fired back by saying, "Keep my kids' name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth".

He said he just needed to look James in the eye. "It's a problem now". 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.

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As it turned out, the latter had made his mind up anyway, while the former remains on the Spurs roster for the time being.

"Lonzo's not 6'1 or 6'2 like Kyrie [Irving]. Lonzo's not ball-dominant where he's just dribbling the ball and you watching him to do a crossover". They have added a lot of smart pieces, playoff experience wise and have young players that LeBron can rely on.

If there's one thing that we've learned this offseason, it's that Magic Johnson can get things done. In order to maximize James' effectiveness on the court, the Lakers definitely know that they need to surround him with shooters. Not very bad numbers for a rookie, but not great either, and if anyone is going to help LeBron thrive in L.A., it might just be the much more experienced Rondo. You've got LeBron here now. Because now the narrative has to be that LeBron has won everywhere that he's gone.

"The Warriors can sign Boogie [DeMarcus Cousins], Prince, Michael Jordan, anybody they want!"

But as freaky as it seems to team James up with a former nemesis, a big man whose basketball IQ gets questioned daily and a point guard who can't shoot in a time when every position needs to be able to shoot, this is all part of the Lakers' grand plan.