Nike to remove giant LeBron James banner in downtown Cleveland, again

Getty Images  Gregory Shamus

Getty Images Gregory Shamus

However, LeBron could soon be joined in L.A.by Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who has publicly expressed his desire to be traded to the Lakers after his relationship with San Antonio soured beyond fix.

In lieu of James' decision to join the Lakers, several Cleveland newspapers, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, chose to pay their respects with a front page feature.

Two years later, it was back to the Cavs. Shortly after James announced that he would be a Laker, the team made several reported additions to the roster, erasing nearly all of their available salary cap space. They arepursuing a potential trade for Kawhi Leonard and have spoken with free agent center DeMarcus Cousins, according to multiple reports. James joins a promising young core with Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Kyle Kuzma. As Lakers fans continue to express excitement following Sunday's news that James intends to sign with their team, business in downtown L.A. are also looking forward to the 14-time All-Star's arrival. The four-time MVP will join the Los Angeles Lakers next season.

LeBron's reported deal with the Lakers, a US$154 million whopper, covers a period of four years, which will bring LeBron up to 2022 when he will be 37-years-old.

Thai rescuers locate missing boys and coach alive in cave
Prayuth Chan-ocha visits the site and leads a meditation, jokes and cooks with relatives, asking them not to give up hope. But hopes of finding the boys alive had started to fade. "One medic stayed behind with them", Reymenants explained.

The Spurs have been pursuing a package for Leonard that combines future assets and players who can help them stay a playoff team in the present.

So the Lakers' pursuit of Leonard may continue. The contract is four-year deal worth $154M.

Cleveland Cavaliers GM Koby Altman also spoke to both James and Paul in a phone call right after free agency opened at 12:01 a.m., according to the network. This was all because of the pressure James put on the organization with his short-term contracts and his demands to win now. He had formed a terrific partnership with Anfernee Hardaway and had already led the Orlando Magic to one finals appearance, and in his final season with that team took them to the Eastern Conference finals.

The Boston Celtics are also 7/2, while the Houston Rockets are 7/1 and the Philadelphia 76ers, who were also in the running to sign LeBron follow at 14/1.

Recommended News

  • Mandatory evacuations in effect north of Sacramento

    Mandatory evacuations in effect north of Sacramento

    As of Monday there were 119 fire engines, 29 hand crews, 12 helicopters, 34 water tenders, 23 bulldozers and nine air tankers. Authorities have ordered residents to evacuate about 50 homes because of a wildfire north of Bend, Ore., in Warm Springs.
    OnePlus announces 8GB OnePlus 6 Red, launching July 10

    OnePlus announces 8GB OnePlus 6 Red, launching July 10

    Not only this, images of the red coloured OnePlus6 have also been posted online by the leak site Slashleaks. Last year, the Chinese manufacturer had introduced Lava Red edition for the OnePlus 5T smartphone.
    Neymar helps Brazil beat Mexico and reach World Cup 2018 quarters

    Neymar helps Brazil beat Mexico and reach World Cup 2018 quarters

    Marquez is playing in his fifth World Cup , and was the first player picked in a starting 11 at five World Cups . They started off their campaign in a rather unimpressive manner as they secured a 1-1 draw against Switzerland.
  • HTC to lay off nearly  a quarter of its workforce

    HTC to lay off nearly a quarter of its workforce

    The NT$2.45 billion sales in May was also down 46 percent from a year earlier . 2018 hasn't been the best year for HTC . The workforce which HTC plans to lay off makes up around a quarter of the 6,450 staff it employed globally as of June.

    Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray withdraws - how Twitter reacted

    These things are significantly better than what they were a few months ago. "But, you know, again, it just takes time". Instead, Murray's spot in the draw will be taken by Jason Jung of Taiwan, who lost in qualifying.
    Automakers, manufacturers oppose Trump call for auto tariffs

    Automakers, manufacturers oppose Trump call for auto tariffs

    The administration has indicated that tariffs on autos, steel, and other products are in the interest of national security. The company said that overall USA auto sales could fall by 2 million cars if automakers pass on the cost of the tariffs.
  • Trump has reportedly been clamoring for a U.S.  withdrawal from the WTO

    Trump has reportedly been clamoring for a U.S. withdrawal from the WTO

    According to sources with direct knowledge, Trump remains unmoved by arguments that the United States has done well at the WTO . But I think that the president also believes that there are extensive tariffs assessed on American products overseas.
    California Enacts Nation’s Strictest Data Privacy Law

    California Enacts Nation’s Strictest Data Privacy Law

    The bill, AB 375 , a compromise that was crafted in frantic negotiations in recent weeks, does not take effect until January 2020. The state Senate passed the bill 36-0 on Thursday and it now heads to the state Assembly.
    Trump blasts OPEC over manipulating oil markets

    Trump blasts OPEC over manipulating oil markets

    US President Donald Trump lashed out at OPEC with a warning to stop manipulating oil markets in an interview that aired on Sunday. Iran had been pushing hard for oil producers to hold output steady as US sanctions are expected to hit its exports.
  • New putter doesn't do much for slumping Woods in Quicken Loans National

    New putter doesn't do much for slumping Woods in Quicken Loans National

    He didn't make his first birdie until the 14th hole - a 3-footer after almost driving the green. Leishman's round included a monster downhill birdie putt on the par-3 third hold.
    Prince William’s Eventful Middle East Tour Ended at Western Wall

    Prince William’s Eventful Middle East Tour Ended at Western Wall

    William, trying to steer clear of politics, praised what he called the close ties between Britain and the Palestinians. Britain gave no detailed explanation for the change of tack, which coincided with Israel's 70th anniversary.
    Kawhi Leonard Trade Offers ‘Underwhelming’ For Spurs So Far

    Kawhi Leonard Trade Offers ‘Underwhelming’ For Spurs So Far

    With the Lakers seemingly bowing out (for now), that leaves the door wide open for the Clippers to make a run at Leonard. No one knows better than James what a challenge that is, but James knows how rewarding it can be when it works out, too.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.