You can swap your Cavs No. 23 for a Lakers jersey

You can swap your Cavs No. 23 for a Lakers jersey

The biggest domino has fallen in free agency with LeBron James signing a four-year deal worth $154 million with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He'll never be able to match Jordan's ideal six wins and six Finals MVPs in six tries, but a couple more titles and his record for franchise-building and his sustained statistical excellence will be hard to dismiss.

Bryant excitedly welcomed James to Hollywood.

This is the reality of LeBron's arrival in the Western Conference: Life in the NBA's Western Conference just became more hard for the Jazz. In addition, trading veteran point guard George Hill could allow the team to stretch his salary for next season over multiple years.

With a roster that looked incapable of knocking off Golden State, he was widely believed to be headed to L.A., where he owns two homes and has a burgeoning production company, SpringHill Entertainment. Every NBA Finals combination works, and that comes with three classic brands.

Accomplishments: Four-time All-Star and one-time N.B.A. finalist entering his fifth season.

Golden State will be shooting for a three-peat and a fourth National Basketball Association championship in five seasons.

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We will fight it in the courts, we will fight it in the statehouses, we will fight it at the ballot boxes, and we will win. Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch said they would have dismissed the case outright.

This time, LeBron let his agent handle all the contacts, listen to the team sales pitches, relay LeBron the info and then announce the decision via LeBron's sports management agency Klutch Sports Group. But he may not be as far from another championship as everyone thinks.

The Lakers are heard to be offering only one-year deals to maximize their cap space for the summer of 2019. As their coach, Steve Kerr, learned when trying to motivate a listless team last fall, the will to win again and again and again is harder to find with each passing year. One of general manager Koby Altman's most critical tasks will be deciding whether to retain or trade Kevin Love, who will make nearly $50 million the next two seasons.

Gilbert began the note by affectionately looking back at the moment when his franchise had reached the summit of the National Basketball Association two years ago.

But the Warriors and Steph Curry have won the past two years.

Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors' picks. His farewell letter from Monday, July 2 thanked James for ending the 52-year championship drought in Cleveland, and uniting "generations of Clevelanders, both living and passed" in the process. The Lakers average production was better than what the Warriors got from former NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala this season.

There is also this. The Lakers, nor any other team for that matter, can not lean on the fruits of such a deal.