Washington Wizards Could Be Landing Spot for Dwight Howard

LeBron James’s move wasn’t entirely about basketball

ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times and New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Rondo will sign a one-year deal with the Lakers for $9 million after releasing forward Julius Randle to free up space under the National Basketball Association salary cap. One of the top suitors of Leonard is the Los Angeles Lakers. The 16-time National Basketball Association champions arrived into the free agency knowing they could clear out salary space for two max-level contracts, meaning there is room for another star to join LeBron in California.

But with James out of town, it looks like Love will be the topic of serious trade talk in the coming days.

And he also snubbed what could have been the most money and longest deal available, the Cavaliers being able to extend James a five-year contract worth $209 million. With Julius Randle off to New Orleans, the Lakers' frontline now projects to have only Ivica Zubac and JaVale McGee sharing the center chores. More could follow if the Lakers make a trade with the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard, with the likes of Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma possibly on the table.

In the first three hours of sales, there was a 600 percent spike compared to how his new Cavaliers jersey sold on the site on the day when he returned to Cleveland from Miami in July 2014. Those subsequent moves raise one important question: LeBron is aware the Lakers did that, right?

And they don't plan on giving it up easily. This was all because of the pressure James put on the organization with his short-term contracts and his demands to win now. "The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders", Lakers icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar added.

At the moment, there's a good chance we won't see LeBron James in the Finals this year.

While his first letter from 2010 was written in comic sans - and one that James himself said was racial - Gilbert's second attempt was much more professional and gracious.

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