LaVar Ball says son Lonzo Ball ‘makes everyone better,’ including LeBron James

James Marshall
July 6, 2018

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Los Angeles has reportedly been in discussions with the Spurs about trading for Kawhi Leonard, but San Antonio is thought by some to be uninterested in Ball, quite possibly because of the circus-like atmosphere his father creates with his brash commentary. Similarly, given Los Angeles could clear enough cap space for two max contracts, the suggestion at least another All-Star would join LeBron in California was nearly taken for granted.

Kevin Love was not on the trade block and preferred to finish his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James just one week ago. In Los Angeles, championships are the standard and he'll feel new pressure in upholding the legacies of Johnson, Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and other Lakers greats.

It was fair to wonder just how aware LeBron was of these moves before they happened and whether or not he gave his blessing to team president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka to go forward with them. Since the news broke on Sunday, July 1, the National Basketball Association has been in the news constantly as free agents sign new contracts. James deciding to leave the Cavaliers, again, left fans wondering what will be left of the city.

"I would like to see a revival of the Celtic-Lakers rivalry because that's probably the best rivalry in basketball", Angara said, noting that James's presence would boost the Lakers' chances of reaching the playoffs.

While the prospect of playing alongside 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook for another four years might be alluring, George's decision came as a minor shock given the Thunder are unlikely to be vastly improved from the team who finished fourth in the Western Conference last season.

While the calibre of talent remains way short of the Warriors, and even the Rockets, Jones claimed James had signed up for the long-term nature of the project, suggesting the team would improve steadily over time. Cleveland lost three of them to the Golden State Warriors. This wasn't some big surprise to King James. Many NBA fans might remember the iconic highlight of Stephenson blowing into James' ear during the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals. As expected, Stephenson was tasked to defend James and did everything he could to distract the best player on the planet.

The grass should now be greener for James, who opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Lakers.

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