James may have chosen to sign with the Lakers for reasons outside of competing for a championship as early as this season, but maximizing the team's ability to compete during the final years LeBron's career should be the main priority.
"They're going to be extremely patient and one thing that has been made abundantly clear, there's no guarantee if Kawhi Leonard hits the market next year that he's going to sign with the Lakers", Charania said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. They still ain't gonna win with this team right here.
Winners of 65 games in 2017-2018, the Lakers' and Warriors' personnel moves are bad news for the Rockets, who have dipped to +800 after opening the summer sitting second to Golden State with +525 odds.
LeBron coming to L.A. has also sent Laker ticket prices soaring: the cheapest season ticket prices went from $3,500 to $5,800 in a matter of hours. Everything lined up for me.
LaVar's insane dream of Lonzo, LiAngelo - who wasn't picked up by anyone in the NBA Draft last month - and 16-year-old LaMelo all playing for the Lakers clearly isn't dead, either. However, it is a bit disappointing that the Lakers followed up this momentous occasion by adding players that don't maximize LeBron's chances of competing for a championship this upcoming season.
Fanatics tells me that free agency doesn't create as much business supercharged by player movement as you might expect.
TMZ: A lot of people are saying it's already a wrap because the Warriors just signed Boogie.
It'll be interesting to see how LeBron deals with LaVar making comments like these during the season and during the playoffs if Lonzo is still on the team. The most plausible explanation is that the brand is trolling LeBron James, the National Basketball Association, and its fans by concocting a wild story about a $50,000 fine and getting a little extra attention in the process.