Can LeBron James Still Attract the Best NBA Talent?
Jul 06 2018
LaVar Ball is confident in the Lakers this season after LeBron James made the decision to move to Los Angeles and play with Lonzo Ball and company.
LeBron James has yet to meet with Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton since joining the team earlier this week, according to recent reports about the team. The Lakers will build around James, and they'll continue to attempt to land Kawhi Leonard or another superstar to team up with him over the next year.
The Lakers also are projected to have enough cap space to sign a second max contract player in 2019. LeBron has been the No. 1 victim of Stephenson's antics, and the most memorable thing he did was when he blew into James' ear.
Bryant, in fact, was among the first to congratulate James on his four-year deal.
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.
Four-time All-Star Rondo, a 32-year-old point guard, who has made stops in Boston, Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago, averaged 8.3 points, 8.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds a game last season for New Orleans.
"We want LA to make the playoffs at least". Leonard only has one year left on his current deal, but the Spurs aren't about to let that get in the way of them wanting as much as possible in return. As for calling Jordan the greatest, Ball said, "Right now you've got to say Michael, until LeBron wins somewhere else, which is at the Lakers". I knew he was coming to LA! James played a major role in recruiting Bosh and Ray Allen. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions. 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. The contrast to when LeBron and Dwyane Wade worked in tandem to convince Chris Bosh and Ray Allen to join them in Miami, or to when LeBron lured Kevin Love from Minnesota to Cleveland, is striking. The three-time National Basketball Association champion will nearly surely drag the Lakers to their first post-season since 2013, but his new team remains short of being a realistic challenger for the title.