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View Poll Results: Where will LeBron play next season?
Cleveland 11 18.64%
Philadelphia 7 11.86%
Los Angeles 23 38.98%
Houston 5 8.47%
San Antonio 6 10.17%
Other 7 11.86%
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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All very true, I just don't see LeBron winning a championship in LA over the next 4 years (unless they sign Durant in 2 years!). He's there to build up his entertainment empire, and try and become a multi-billionaire!
They're probably expecting to get Kawhi for the 19-20 season, at the latest. They will try to build a contender. It will be fascinating as LBJ ages and the Lakers try to build a championship-caliber roster.

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LeBron James joining Los Angeles Lakers on 4-year, $153.3 million deal

Now the question becomes, who will the Lakers get to help him? Their current roster is actually worse than the Cavs, IMO. I don't think the Spurs will trade Leonard to the Lakers. Who else is out there?

I'm surprised it's a four year deal. I figured that if he did this, it would be 1 year so that he could re-launch the effort to create a super team next year.
Their current roster isn't quite as good as the Cavs because of Kevin Love (Gilbert must be shopping Love, right?). The other pieces are a wash, imo. The young Lakers have potential, at least, while the Cavs were exactly who they were.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:47 PM
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Lebron gave the East a punchers chance.

The Celtics donít have a prayer against the Warriors.

If they grow from the Game 7 experience against the Cavs- where they were awful, and Kyrie has no lingering Limitations from injury or doesnít get traded they could do well again in the regular season.

Iím rooting for Philly but nothing is guaranteed with them either Embiid health Simmons jump shot.

The middle and bottom might be getting a little better but there is no doubt any longer the West will have the champion next year
A healthy Celtics squad has a punchers chance against Golden State.
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:43 PM
 
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LeBron James joining Los Angeles Lakers on 4-year, $153.3 million deal


Now the question becomes, who will the Lakers get to help him? Their current roster is actually worse than the Cavs, IMO. I don't think the Spurs will trade Leonard to the Lakers. Who else is out there?


I'm surprised it's a four year deal. I figured that if he did this, it would be 1 year so that he could re-launch the effort to create a super team next year.

No way the Lakers would sign him to 1 year deal(s). Heck the only reason those existed with the Cavs was because LeBron does not trust the owner and probably enjoyed tweaking him. I would also argue the Lakers are no worse than the Cavs. Definitely a push on talent, sans maybe Love.
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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With Lebron and Leonard, they have a fighting chance

Paul George must feel like an idiot. Heís now really rich but missed his chance to play for Lebron and win a title.

This was a business move first, basketball move second.

I actually think the Lakers were never going to pay Paul George what he got from OKC so with that and pressure form Westbrook lead him to resigning. I would rather we not sign him for that much.
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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ESPN reporting that Julius Randle being let go, Lakers sign Rajon Rondo. Whats Yellow Teeth gonna say now that the lakers signed a veteran point guard to start ahead of his son.?
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I actually think the Lakers were never going to pay Paul George what he got from OKC so with that and pressure form Westbrook lead him to resigning. I would rather we not sign him for that much.

Agreed, but surely playing in LA with the Lakers would've been worth the paycut for Paul George. Westbrook is still a stat chasing ballhog that will prevent any meaningful wins.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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I actually think the Lakers were never going to pay Paul George what he got from OKC so with that and pressure form Westbrook lead him to resigning. I would rather we not sign him for that much.
I agree, "Playoff P" is so not worth that for the Lakers at this point especially if they will try to get Kawhi next year or a mid-season trade or if they even get Kawhi at all.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:20 PM
 
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They're probably expecting to get Kawhi for the 19-20 season, at the latest. They will try to build a contender. It will be fascinating as LBJ ages and the Lakers try to build a championship-caliber roster.

Their current roster isn't quite as good as the Cavs because of Kevin Love (Gilbert must be shopping Love, right?). The other pieces are a wash, imo. The young Lakers have potential, at least, while the Cavs were exactly who they were.

The Lakers won 35 games last year in the west. When they were healthy they were a .500 team. The oddsmakers have the Cavs without Lebron winning about 15 games with Love staying this year. They have Love and a bunch of bench players. Yes Love is better than anyone on the Lakers before Lebron got there but the young core they have is better than anyone on the Cav's after Love. It will be a long time before the Cav's make the post season again.



The Lakers are a 55 win team next year as it stands now. With Rondo it seems like they will shop Lonzo Ball and see what they can get. I think part of the deal was Magic and Lebron was to trade Ball to get his father out of the picture. Lavar is an idiot. He will ruin all of his kids future. I can't imagine Lebron will tolerate Lavar Ball chatter in the background.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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The Lakers won 35 games last year in the west. When they were healthy they were a .500 team. The oddsmakers have the Cavs without Lebron winning about 15 games with Love staying this year. They have Love and a bunch of bench players. Yes Love is better than anyone on the Lakers before Lebron got there but the young core they have is better than anyone on the Cav's after Love. It will be a long time before the Cav's make the post season again.

The Lakers are a 55 win team next year as it stands now. With Rondo it seems like they will shop Lonzo Ball and see what they can get. I think part of the deal was Magic and Lebron was to trade Ball to get his father out of the picture. Lavar is an idiot. He will ruin all of his kids future. I can't imagine Lebron will tolerate Lavar Ball chatter in the background.
The Lakers could really use some players that can shoot--Ball for Love?
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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The Lakers could really use some players that can shoot--Ball for Love?
Gilbert is stupid but heís not that stupid.
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