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3 reasons LeBron James made the wrong choice to join the Lakers

3 reasons LeBron James made the wrong choice to join the Lakers

Preorders for new Lakers LeBron James jerseys were robust enough on Sunday night to give retailer Fanatics one of its top 10 sales days in terms of National Basketball Association gear sold, a spokesman for the company told ESPN. The Lakers can afford to be patient in building the team, even if James wasn't on board.

Just when you thought that the Los Angeles Lakers' offseason couldn't get any weirder, the greatest reunion story of our era could be upon us.

The relationship between Johnson and James as the team goes forward, and how their respective legacies stack up, will be an interesting subplot to James' time with the Lakers. He spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Cavs before taking his talents to South Beach to play with the Miami Heat in 2010.

Last year, the California native had told the Indiana Pacers it meant to sign for the Lakers this summer before being traded to Oklahoma. The win at the end of the 2015-2016 season marked the city of Cleveland's first professional sports title in 52 years.

Croatia through to quarterfinals after penalty shootout win over Denmark
Rebic has Knudsen on a plate on the right edge for Croatia! What a match this is turning out to be, 2 goals under five minutes. Croatia have beaten Denmark in a penalty shootout to advance to the Fifa World Cup quarterfinals at Russian Federation 2018.

The mystique of the Lakers brand, in fact, may have been a selling point for LeBron in his second departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers in eight years. "This will always be home", James posted on Instagram with a photo of the Cavaliers' championship parade.

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. Last week, he became a free agent after declining a $35.6 million contract option from the Cleveland Cavaliers for next season, according to ESPN.

Wojnarowski added that disgruntled San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is still set on also donning the iconic purple and gold colors. With Cousins, the Warriors can secure the title again next year.

The four-time National Basketball Association most value player informed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6m (£26.8m) option and was becoming a free agent. It brought in an estimated $21 million in earned media for Goodyear.

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