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It’s a legit question in the wake of Sunday’s Earth-shattering National Basketball Association news, as the Eastern Conference was officially pronounced dead July 1, 2018.
Los Angeles also provides James with a larger platform for his business interests and social activism.
Despite his advancing years and the wear and tear on his body, James remains the game’s most dominant player – and one of sports highest-paid. The Cavs became the first team to rally back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, and they did so against a team that won a league-record 73 games in the regular season.
Many decided his reason to leave Cleveland Cavaliers was down to a massive mistake made in the NBA Finals by former teammate JR Smith.
James has been linked to multiple teams in free agency, most notably the Los Angeles Lakers and 76ers.
It had always been rumored that James would be joining the Lakers as a free agent.
But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State has gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since.
LeBron’s deal with the Lakers takes him to 2022, when he’ll be 37.
James will wear No. 23 for his new team, according to photos posted on the official National Basketball Association store. But it’s the mystique of the LeBron James brand that’s suddenly skyrocketed L.A. ticket demand in the wake of King James’ move to the West Coast. The contract is four-year deal worth $154M. Even as his franchise faces an uncertain future, this action by the owner will go a long way in helping Cavaliers fans cherish the past and honor the man who delivered on his promise to bring a championship home to Northeast Ohio. But they know that’s complete garbage. In 2009 and 2010, he was tagged as the most valuable player.
The Spurs would prefer not to trade Leonard at all, especially to a Western Conference team, but they also know this relationship is beyond fix and they have to do the trade that will net them the best return. But make no mistake: It is very, very good for the NBA’s business.
People also reckon fans in the Eastern Conference, where LeBron has been playing, will also be pleased about the switch. Don’t you want to slay the dragon?