LaVar Ball: Rajon Rondo will be 'backup' to Lonzo Ball

LaVar Ball: Rajon Rondo will be 'backup' to Lonzo Ball

Complicating matters further for the Rockets is the continued speculation about where Kawhi Leonard will play next season. Fanatics was ready for this moment.

The big names are quickly falling from the 2018 National Basketball Association free agency board only a few days into July with plenty of signings left and right. The Spurs have to be careful, though: their absurd asking price might put off the Lakers, spurring L.A.to halt negotiations and decide instead to pursue Kawhi in free agency next summer.

The forward then became an unrestricted free agent last week, heavily expected to finally join the Lakers, only to perform a u-turn and stay on at OKC.

Additionally, Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins reported that when James and Magic Johnson met early in free agency Saturday night, they discussed how to build the Lakers into a championship contender. The Cavs made the NBA Finals in each of the last four seasons since LeBron returned to OH in 2014, but that chapter is over and odds on the Cavs winning the title next season went from 25/1 to 500/1 once his departure was announced. The treasure trove of assets the Celtics took in from the ill-fated trade the Brooklyn Nets made with them five years ago for aging icons Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett allowed them to simultaneously compete while building for the future.

Caldwell-Pope, 25, played four seasons for Detroit before joining the Lakers last season, when he averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals a game.

Fanatics says the temporary bubble created by Bron's new surroundings won't pop anytime soon either.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Win or bust for Iceland against Croatia
The Iceland defender Sverrir Ingason almost scored twice just moments later, heading just over and then again off the crossbar. Soccer: World Cup , Argentina vs Croatia , preliminary round, Group D, 2nd match day in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium .

King James will wear number 23 when he dons the purple and gold this fall.

"We're not running from competition", the source said.

This is the LeBron Effect. The Cavaliers don't have many tradeable assets, but Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Ante Zizic, and the contracts of George Hill and J.R. Smith should be able to get Cleveland at least one solid player in return.

After several months of anticipation, James has officially signed a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $154 million.

Doyle says Fanatics has already moved into "manufacturing mode" despite the fact jerseys can't ship until the league office opens and makes the deal official this Friday.

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