Is there pressure on Luke Walton coaching LeBron James?

Heather Diaz
July 3, 2018

The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sports championship drought in 2016. In his final season with the club, James will make $41 million.

Also, is Love going to be traded now? After years of Stephenson trying to troll James, James was nearly in on the joke by the time the series finished, even giving a reporters a play on words of Stephenson's nickname 'Born Ready.' . In Los Angeles and across sports, his arrival will make James' late career story arc as riveting as anything that comes out of Hollywood. He had formed a terrific partnership with Anfernee Hardaway and had already led the Orlando Magic to one finals appearance, and in his final season with that team took them to the Eastern Conference finals. Perhaps he'll be interested in something new if Golden State wins another championship. If they do get to the Finals and face the Warriors, the 76ers have a pretty good chance at dethroning them, in my opinion.

By James signing first, it's unclear how the Lakers' pursuit of Leonard may be affected. He already owns two homes in Southern California and has a film production company.

With James signing in Los Angeles, that should invite plenty of agonizing debates regarding which player is better: LeBron James or Kobe Bryant.

While the Sixers, the Celtics and even the Wizards have become playoff-caliber teams, the proprietors of the World's Most Famous Arena can't seem to get it right.

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Then, with one thrown elbow by Philippines player June Mar Fajardo, the contest turned into an all-out melee. Basketball Australia chief executive Anthony Moore issued a statement in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

As ESPN's Darren Rovell points out in a side-by-side comparison, Gilbert has indeed shown a change in maturity that perhaps has come as a result of winning a championship and having James back for a second act.

After years of rumors and speculation, LeBron James finally is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He added that Northeast Ohio "will always be home".

LeBron shares a message to fans in OH after the news breaks.

This marks the first time James will play for a team in the hotly contested Western Conference, which includes heavyweight teams such as the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.

There was a lot less anger from Cavs fans for this departure versus the last time LeBron left town. So, you know, I don't really like to go back on that letter, but pops in my head a few times here, a few times there.

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