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LeBron James hasn’t met with Lakers coach Luke Walton

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Wayne Curry | 06 July, 2018, 01:49

LeBron James' new Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are already a top-selling item online, according to retailer Fanatics, the NBA's e-commerce partner. And let's not forget that LeBron's presence will most assuredly reap benefits for the Lakers in the future as there will be other illustrious free agent talents who will be wooed by the King's siren call. The most obvious name thus far hasn't been a free agent, but a guy under contract and unhappy with the San Antonio Spurs. The Golden State Warriors have always been a bitter rival of the Log Angeles Lakers and for the latter, this is the time to prove just how much more stronger they are.

But, what would potential packages look like?

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.

Rondo figures to be the fourth player to come to terms with the Lakers after the massive LeBron James announcement, following the one-year agreements with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee.

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And while he has always been compared to Michael Jordan, Johnson is the one whose game more closely resembles his own. The 33-year-old James is coming off a season in which he averaged 27.5 points per game with the Cleveland Cavaliers .

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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 .

"The 3rd Splash Brother", tweeted Stephen Curry, Cousins' new Golden State teammate. On the other, the Lakers can use young players such as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma. Of course none of that was necessary for James to agree to a deal and he apparently made that clear when he met with president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Lakers have a poor chance even with James, but the rivalry part is what we are all looking forward to anyway. He played in all 82 regular-season games and then somehow carried a team that underwent several transformations to a fourth straight conference title and match-up against the Warriors.

Everything you thought you knew about the type of cast James preferred to play with - good shooters to stretch the floor around him, high basketball IQ veterans who could match wits with him - suddenly seemed off. The Lakers could've been pressured to overpay in Leonard traded if they felt it would have landed the four-time MVP. You have LeBron James now, and he's 33 years old.

Given Ball's eagerness to get into high-profile feuds, it's probably worth noting that he named three Lakers but omitted Kobe Bryant, who is considered by numerous team's fans as the greatest player in its storied history.

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