"They're going to be extremely patient and one thing that has been made abundantly clear, there's no guarantee if Kawhi Leonard hits the market next year that he's going to sign with the Lakers", Charania said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
Asked what he sees in the future for the NBA, Ball guaranteed multiple championships for the Lakers and predicted that all of his sons will end up on the team.
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However, as we have seen in the past, James can not carry a team to a championship by himself, certainly not in the jam-packed Western Conference.
James and Ball have a decent supporting cast with Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma being extremely talented young players. Unfortunately for Lakers fans, the team chose to pass on the star big man this offseason.
Caldwell-Pope, 25, played four seasons for Detroit before joining the Lakers last season, when he averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals a game. Plus, Los Angeles itself provides LeBron the opportunity to continue to grow his brand.
While this weekend's signings set the stage for a fierce California rivalry in the upcoming National Basketball Association season, they have also reshaped the landscape in the NBA's Eastern Conference.
Now, the outspoken father of Lakers guard Lonzo Ball predicts James will help Los Angeles win at least two championships ... although he's hoping for four.