Dwight Howard wants to play with LeBron James

04 July, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Amy Huff
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LeBron James, widely considered to have carried the Cleveland Cavaliers through the playoffs, has signed a four-year, $154-million dollar deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, and everyone's reaction seems to be "Yeah, we get it".

The Lakers have reportedly been in talks with San Antonio for unhappy star Kawhi Leonard.

It's worth asking because, in the past, those players' relationships with James have ranged from occasional irritants to outright nemeses.

The Warriors have defeated James's Cavs in three of the last four NBA Finals including a 4-0 sweep last month. While the 32-year-old point guard experienced something of a renaissance last season with the Pelicans and meets James' expressed preference for teammates who play with intelligence, he won't have the ball in his hands as much as he would like.

LeBron James' decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers immediately raised questions about the team's future.

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However, the Cavaliers likely be in the playoffs and have a chance to make some noise, post-LeBron, themselves. LeBron took to Instagram after the news was revealed to thank Northeast Ohio for "an incredible 4 seasons".

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been busy since LeBron James chose to take his talents to Tinseltown, reportedly agreeing to deals with Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee. "They still ain't gonna win with this team right here - the Lakers with LeBron!"

Ticket seller StubHub on Tuesday said visits to the Lakers ticket page were up 7,398 percent over the same date previous year even though next season's schedule has yet to be announced. After one year with the Thunder, George liked the organization enough to re-sign there on a four-year deal instead of joining the Lakers. "The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders", Lakers icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar added.

Back in 2010 at the time of James "taking his talents to South Beach" and Gilbert's original letter, many dismissed the idea of the three-time NBA MVP ever returning to Cleveland simply based on its owner's original farewell letter. Here are five reasons to love the Lakers signing James.

He then opted out of the final two years of his Miami contract and returned to Cleveland.

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