Some fans stunned at LeBron James' massive deal with Lakers
Some fans stunned at LeBron James' massive deal with Lakers
GETTYLeBron James is set to choose between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency
02 July, 2018, 08:00
The blockbuster deal means the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player - who has played in the past eight NBA Finals - will now join one of the league's most iconic clubs, adding to the legacy of such legends as Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.
The 33-year-old James is coming off a season in which he averaged 27.5 points per game with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland has lost to Golden State in the finals each of the last two years, and in three of the last four.
Why did James sign with the Lakers?
The franchise has a pair of young studs in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the relatively easy ability to create max cap space and the aggressive mentality to continue chasing a Kawhi Leonard trade. According to Real GM's Keith Smith, the Lakers are projected to have $46.82 million in room. That put them in the running to sign not just James, but potentially a few other strong players. And though the Lakers were the rumored destination for a long time, there was not reports of James holding a meeting with LA's brass.
For right now, the Sixers have missed out on George and James, and the chances for Leonard are looking slimmer. And while he has always been compared to Michael Jordan, Johnson is the one whose game more closely resembles his own. Shortly after the 12:01 EDT a.m. start, Cavs general manager Koby Altman spoke on the phone to both James and his agent Rich Paul, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussion.
Speculation about James' future began in advance of last season with the 76ers and Rockets rumoured to be suitors, while the Cavs had hoped to keep him in Cleveland. He was slated to make $4.3 million.
James helped Cleveland to their first National Basketball Association title in 2016, as they overturned a 3-1 deficit in the National Basketball Association finals to beat Golden State.
LeBron James, finally, made his latest "decision". As the East rejoices and the Boston/Philadelphia rivalry takes center stage again, James will have a hard time getting to the Finals now. It would be the second time in their careers that the two linked up in free agency. His initial reaction to the move was extremely positive.
Of course, "the kid from Akron" called Northeast Ohio home for most of his life.
But on Wednesday, the president accused Heitkamp of voting lockstep with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. But, barring some announcement for a North Dakota visit shortly, this sure looks like a snub.
This match could well be a dud. "That would mean we top the group and we would go into whatever game we go into moving forward". If you do not play to win, you are cheating your opponents, deceiving those who are watching, and also fooling yourself.
Argentina has only one point from two matches after drawing 1-1 with Iceland and recording an embarrassing 0-3 loss to Croatia. Argentina . "There is nothing I can pay them for the past seasons I've been with them other than to say "thank you very much".
I think everyone has a soft spot for their last 16 opponents Mexico and not just because their fans have brightened up the event. He said: "At that time, Spanish teams were favourites but, to use a Russian expression, "anyone can be God if he tries to".
Senegal finished level with Japan on points in their group, missing out on the knockout stages due to having more bookings. His exit did little, however, to revive the sluggish South Americans, who had been second best in nearly every department.
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In May this year, Samsung had lost the appeal against the initial verdict in which Apple had won the patent infringement claim. In the most recent stage of the case , Samsung was ordered by a federal jury to pay Apple $ 539 million in damages.
Pablo Zabaleta has made shocking revelations about the emotional state of Argentina star player Lionel Messi's emotional state. The five-time Ballon d'Or award winners have not won the FIFA World Cup and continues to be a dream for them.
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It is unclear if interim coach Fernando Hierro will continue in the post he did not seek before Julen Lopetegui was sent home. It was the classic "tiki-taka" style that led to a World Cup title in 2010, bookended by a pair of European Championships.
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Koke and Iago Aspas then both failed in the shoot-out, marking a disappointing end to the midfielder's glorious Spain career. Sergio Ramos was the first Spanish player to talk to the media following Spain's elimination from the World Cup .
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In his Sports Illustrated essay announcing his return, he said "I always believed I'd return to Cleveland finish my career there". But while the Cavs and Lakers appear to be the front-runners for James, the Philadelphia 76ers aren't ready to give up the fight.
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Trump said on Twitter , one of several tweets he made over the weekend supporting the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which critics say has treated some would-be immigrants cruelly and unfairly.
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Whether or not the mode will be released again anytime soon remains unclear at this point in time. So, we're left waiting even longer for more information on when Playground mode might return.
Mexico smashed but benefit from Germany collapse
In case of a draw or a loss, their chances will depend on whether South Korea manage to beat Germany in the other Group F match. The team won both its first matches in the tournament but has never achieved three consecutive victories in a World Cup .
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If they can come through Saturday's tie, they may even start to believe that they can go all the way and win a third World Cup, a first since 1950. "Nine of the players on the pitch for Portugal are European champions, so that speaks of the quality, and we have been preparing for quite a while".
Holders Germany knocked out of World Cup 2018
It is the fourth time in the last five World Cups that the defending champions have been eliminated in the group stage. They have far more quality than South Korea in their squad and should secure a comfortable victory in this one.
Prince William's "historic" visit to the Middle East
Prince William has made a deeply moving visit to Jerusalem's holocaust museum on his first full day of engagements in Israel. Mary Magdalene in the Garden of Gethsemane. "We know some of the politics are hard , but this is not a political visit ".
France finish top of Group C
The duo will be looking to impress and convince Deschamps for a start in the round of sixteen contest against a side from Group D. The second half was a slight improvement on the opening 45 minutes, with substitute Nabil Fekir finally showing some positivity.