Agents for the 33-year-old playmaker said Sunday, July 1, that James has agreed to a 4-year contract worth $154 million with the Lakers, who haven't reached the playoffs in a club record 5 seasons. McGee has played the past two years for the Golden State Warriors.
At worst, Los Angeles now has a team that can go a round in the playoffs, if not two.
Unlike past free-agent decisions, James wasted no time in announcing his next move.
And in that instant, James made the Lakers - who finished 35-47 last season - an National Basketball Association title contender.
James' final season with the Cavaliers will go down as one of the all-time great campaigns.
James led the Cavs to four consecutive Finals after returning in the summer of 2014, but the 2017-18 team had a rocky regular season that included a huge makeover at the trade deadline and was swept by the Golden State Warriors in the championship series. Don't focus on the likes of Paul George and Chris Paul who have said "thanks, but no thanks", instead consider this: The Lakers have enough salary-cap flexibility and attractive assets that a concerted push to build a title victor could happen relatively quickly. You never gave the team long-term assurance by signing a four-year deal like you have with the Lakers. Now, after returning to Cleveland, winning a title and getting back in the good graces of all his OH homefolk who considered him a traitor when he left before, he'll thaw in one of the warmest spots in the Western Division.
But Johnson was apparently able to say exactly what James needed to hear to convince him Los Angeles is the right fit for him to begin the next phase of his career. He'll have to play with Lonzo Ball - assuming he doesn't get dealt - which means he'll have to deal with Lavar Ball as well. James comes with his own fan base and the former Cleveland Cavalier's popularity makes him a powerful brand that will likely be attractive to other businesses, according to sports marketing experts. "This will always be home".
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.
Clevelanders didn't seem to mind buying LeBron jerseys leading up to his free agency and some have become fans for life after he fulfilled his promise to bring a title to Cleveland.
That echoed a tweet from Mr Trump last Wednesday directed at Harley-Davidson: "I've done so much for you, and then this". The company said that overall USA auto sales could fall by 2 million cars if automakers pass on the cost of the tariffs.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin immediately denied the report. "They have to treat us fairly", Trump said Friday about the WTO . United States tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods are set to take effect on 6 July and a further $16 billion could follow.
Wade would not be acceptable to me, because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don't want to see a judge have". Abortion was expected to be a key topic for senators when they question Trump's nominee in confirmation hearings.
He also mocked the US for "begging the Saudis" to increase oil production to drive down rising global oil prices. Mr Trump took another swing at his European allies saying they dealt unfairly with the USA over trade.
Of the trio, Stephenson's name immediately jumps out as a surprise as he's had a long-standing rivalry with James. How much money will LeBron James make with the Lakers? There are those who believe James relishes a challenge.
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New putter doesn't do much for Tiger Woods
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