With that announcement, the Lakers became the big winners of 2018 free agency. Just what in the hell were the Lakers doing?
The iconic Nike LeBron James banner will be an icon of Cleveland no more as it is being taken down Tuesday, according to WJW.
In his second stint with the organization, James helped lift the franchise to great heights with four straight NBA Finals appearances along with winning the first NBA title in franchise history. The Lakers have also reportedly shown interest in signing free-agent center DeMarcus Cousins, seen by many as the best big man in the National Basketball Association.
Given the Golden State Warriors' addition of DeMarcus Cousins to what was already a ludicrously loaded roster, a championship seems logically out of reach for anybody else in the National Basketball Association.
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That would translate into overall production of around 12 mb/d, which is probably unrealistic for a few reasons. And OPEC could struggle to meet the emerging supply gap, which seems to grow worse with each passing day.
Now they're looking at a reality of James and a cast of rogue veterans joining the young core of Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram instead of the what-could-have-been of James, Cousins and George joining forces to challenge the Golden State Warriors' reign in the West.
On Monday night, Wahlberg posted an Instagram photo of himself standing on a desk sans shirt and congratulating James on his new contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Many suspect his next fortune will be made in the entertainment industry.
Perhaps that combination of past unpleasantness and current uncertainty - a Lakers trade of Lonzo Ball "would be the worst move they ever made", his father said last month - lay behind what sounded very much like LaVar Ball pitching his son to James through Overtime. "And that is what the Lakers have always been about".
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Perhaps the Lakers weren't locks to land quality free agents like Tyreke Evans or DeMarcus Cousins. In fact, it was the first professional sports championship that the city of Cleveland had in 52 years that meant more than just being a huge accomplishment for the Cavaliers. Why did he say two years?
The answer is a bit nuanced, as this may not exactly be the final roster heading into training camp, but the Lakers do not have enough cap space remaining to make a major move through free agency. Furthermore, Evans agreed to terms on a one year, $12 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. He played 52 games during his rookie season, averaging 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 34.2 minutes per game. The monster could be looming over the Western Conference in the near future.
But at the same time, no one - not LeBron, nor the Lakers' front office - is unaware of their lack of shooting, and they could make moves to address that problem. They have zero chance to challenge the Warriors for supremacy in the West, especially after GSW's latest blockbuster signing (more on that later).
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The improvements include several new buildings and modifications to the plutonium production reactor's cooling system. Some North Korea experts , however, have questioned Pyongyang's willingness to make good on Trump's nuclear goals.