The Lakers have failed to make the play-offs for the last five seasons.
Today is the first day of National Basketball Association free agency and players have made moves that many did not expect. Now that it's Monday, the local newspapers in Cleveland can appropriately say goodbye to their star and hometown product, and those in Los Angeles can welcome their new free agent acquisition with the fanfare he deserves.
One of them is Lance Stephenson, who famously blew into LeBron's ear during a playoff game, creating a meme and being immortalised in a Nicki Minaj lyric. Stephenson, however, did still show last season in IN that he is capable of providing a spark on the bench and will likely be a limited contributor in that capacity this coming season.
This is a marked difference from how things went with the Cleveland Cavaliers when James returned in 2014.
The fact the Lakers are second-favorite to win the title next season is even more remarkable considering they last became NBA champions in 2010, also the previous year in which they reached the NBA Finals.
LeBron James during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland.
"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons". He thanked Cavaliers fans in an Instagram post, saying the city will always be his home.
Los Angeles ranked as the top sales market for James jerseys.
Cavani now has three goals at the World Cup , but limped off in the 70th minute with an apparent injury and had to be replaced. Prior to Saturday's showdown, Ronaldo had failed to score or assist a goal in the knockout stages of a World Cup .
Many kids grew up watching Geoffrey on TV, singing the jingle 'I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid'. The U.S. company first filed for bankruptcy in September 2017 and announced liquidation sales shortly after.
After a two-day summit with European Union leaders in Brussels last week, Mrs Merkel believed she had struck such a deal. A Forsa poll showed that 67 percent of Germans thought the behavior of Seehofer and the CSU was irresponsible.
Germany has conceded goals in its past seven matches and has been vulnerable to counterattacks since the start of the tournament. Meanwhile, Sweden will need a victory to give them a chance of progressing to the knockout stages.
In 79 regular season games with the Thunder past year , George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. George, who was traded to the Thunder a year ago , was rumoured to be heading to the Lakers with his old contract expired.
The Federalist Society is a nationwide organization of conservative lawyers who espouse conservative judicial philosophies. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, is the oldest member of the current Supreme Court but has given no public hint of a retirement.
Sampaoli could decide to start the game without a natural striker, leaving Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero both on the bench. France is set to take on Lionel Messi and Argentina as the high-stakes single-elimination round of the tournament soon begins.
The Mexican midfielder now plays for La Liga side Real Betis as of 2017 after a move from Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven. Korea coach Shin Tae-yong said he had mixed feelings after the win over Germany as it was not enough to take them through.
The report by Stat goes on to add that analysts predict the drug might be used to treat forms of epilepsy other than DS and LGS. That includes Dravet syndrome , a genetic dysfunction in the brain that appears within the first year of life.
Some of the specific features Apple feels Samsung stole include home screen app grids, tap to zoom, and "bounceback" scrolling. Samsung fight, Apple ends a long battle that its late co-founder Steve Jobs once fervently waged.
Uruguay sweating over Cavani for France clash
But the Real Madrid superstar has been at the heart of much of what went right for Portugal at this World Cup . Cavani received the ball from Rodrigo Betancur and sprayed a wonderful 40-yard diagonal pass to Luis Suarez .
Wow: Tesla just built 7000 cars in a week
To meet its June production goal, Tesla set up a massive tent outside its main factory that housed yet another assembly line. Importantly, Tesla said the Model 3 reservations count at the end of the second quarter still stood at roughly 420,000.
DeAndre Jordan opts out of deal with Clippers
While nothing is certain in free agency, Jordan joining the Mavs has felt like one of the surest things this offseason. Jordan is both close friends with Kevin Durant, and a former client of Bob Myers, according to Marc Stein of ESPN .
Lakers set sights on LeBron James in free agency
LeBron James was spotted by AIR7 HD landing at Van Nuys Airport on Saturday after a long flight from the Caribbean. It is unclear at this point if an in-person meeting between James and the Cavs has been scheduled down the line.
The Boston Celtics should not pursue a Kawhi Leonard trade
Wojnarowski reported last week that the 26-year-old has a strong desire to play for the Lakers as he's a native of Los Angeles. Several such players told our own Alex Kennedy that they would be interested in taking a minimum deal with Los Angeles.
Cristiano Ronaldo hailed after Edinson Cavani incident
I'm sad, I'm frustrated - I think that's quite normal. "Happy for what happened today, I hope we can go further", Cavani said. Spain midfielder David Silva said his side will be treating the match "as if we were playing against Brazil".
Korea Republic vs Germany
Two stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min in Kazan proved just that. We've done very well and we're happy and we deserved to win.
Complaint Filed On Ranbir and Anushka
Sanjay Dutt (Ranbir) says that he had sexual encounters with as many as 308 women, excluding prostitutes. Previously a complaint was filed against the film with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
Strawberry Moon 2018: See June's full moon tonight
Some of the June full moon names are Cold Moon, Oak Moon, and Long Night's Moon, reminiscent of our names in January. Thursday morning will see both Saturn and the remarkable " Strawberry Moon " visible over the skies of the UK.