Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sends message of thanks to LeBron James

03 July, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Salvatore Jensen
  • Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sends message of thanks to LeBron James

With LeBron James once again dominating the sports news cycle all day today thanks to his bombshell decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, one interesting piece of trivia has floated to the surface as a result.

The blockbuster contract sends the 33-year-old four-time NBA Most Valuable Player to one of the league's most iconic clubs, adding to the legacy of such legends as Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.

The team, which has enough salary-cap space to sign him and another star player, is still said to be in pursuit of Kawhi Leonard.

James will make $25.65 million next season.

The meeting occurred after James' agent reportedly had conversations with the Cavaliers.

"LeBron James, four-time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA all-star, and two-time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four-year, 154 million USA dollar contract with the Los Angeles Lakers", Klutch Sports said at 5:05 pm.

Los Angeles also provides James with a larger platform for his business interests and social activism.

The Lakers opened at 20-1 odds on June 2 and the Westgate took a $4,500 wager on them at 12-1 on Friday before moving them to 8-1.




James and the Cavaliers have been beaten in three out of four NBA Finals against the Warriors since 2015. 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.

LeBron James flew back to Los Angeles from a family vacation in the Caribbean.

James isn't expected to drag his choice out over several days. With the OK3 remaining intact, Chris Paul and James Harden attempting to run it back, and Kevin Durant returning to the Warriors for two more years the Western Conference may be the toughest either conference has ever been.

The Lakers' prize free agent, of course, wore No. 23 at St. Vincent St. Mary High School and all of his 11 seasons with the Cavaliers.

The Lakers have a young, talented but inexperienced roster and they were hoping to land both James and possibly George.

Taylor, signed to a two-year contract last October, started nine of his 67 games last season.

CLEVELAND The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a chance to pitch their process to LeBron James. The Lakers can afford to be patient in building the team, even if James wasn't on board.

Recommended:

  • Merkel's German Coalition on Verge of Collapse Because of Refugee Crisis

    Merkel's German Coalition on Verge of Collapse Because of Refugee Crisis

    Horst Seehofer, leader of the CSU, a key party in Mrs Merkel's coalition, has grown increasingly angry at her position on immigration.
    Belgium stuns Japan in added time

    Belgium stuns Japan in added time

    Belgium looked visibly rattled despite Eden Hazard hitting the post nearly immediately in an attempt to draw the Red Devils level. But, says Roberto Martinez , that's been the advantage of coaching the Belgians, to whom he speaks "the language of football".
    Germans thank Russian hospitality after World Cup exit

    Germans thank Russian hospitality after World Cup exit

    Elsewhere, Mexico fans carried South Korean fans aloft through Mexico City's main square in a victory march after the result. South Korea needed to beat Germany and then have Mexico defeat Sweden to have a chance of advancing from the group stage.
  • Trump backs off claim of convicing Saudi Arabia to boost oil production

    The statement reported by Saudi media did not mention any intention by Saudi Arabia to raise production by 2 million bpd. FGE, an energy consultancy, said in its June newsletter that the U.S. is determined to "push Iran's exports to zero".
    Kirsten Gillibrand becomes first senator to call for abolishing ICE

    Kirsten Gillibrand becomes first senator to call for abolishing ICE

    The back of her jacket said, "I really don't care, do U?" and it became a rallying cry for protesters Saturday. TAMEEM FRUCTER: ICE is enacting this unacceptable violence on families, on children, on human beings.
    Priyanka Chopra says Nick Jonas is one of her 'favorite men'

    Priyanka Chopra says Nick Jonas is one of her 'favorite men'

    The "saas" of the bride-to-be took our breath away with her elegant moves on Shubhaarambh from the film Kai Po Che. . Diya ( Shloka's sister) and I were in school together, and Diya is the first best friend I ever had.
  • Apple and Samsung finally settle seven year USA  patent dispute

    Apple and Samsung finally settle seven year USA patent dispute

    When the case finally went to trial in 2012, Apple emerged victorious, with a jury awarding Apple $1 billion in damages. It is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple".
    Serbia v Brazil 27 June 2018

    Serbia v Brazil 27 June 2018

    It was another match where Brazil created lots of chances, but they weren't particularly clinical in front of goal. Serbia will face off against Brazil at Spartak Stadium-Otkritie Arena in Moscow on Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.
    Apple To Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear Headphones For 2019

    Apple To Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear Headphones For 2019

    The report suggests all three new products will land in 2019, with two potentially launching in the first half of next year. In addition, the company is working on wireless case charger headphone that will be compatible with the charger AirPower .
  • Defending champion Germany knocked out of 2018 World Cup

    Defending champion Germany knocked out of 2018 World Cup

    Injury-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Spurs striker Son Heung-min were enough to send the Germans packing. This was South Korea's first win at the 2018 World Cup after losing 1-0 to Sweden and falling 2-1 to Mexico .

    Strawberry Moon rises over Western Washington tonight

    Next month, there will be a total lunar eclipse which is going to be the longest one this century, say astronomers. It will be a double treat for sky gazers tonight as Saturn will be at its closest point of the year.
    Local Politicians React To Kennedy Retirement

    Local Politicians React To Kennedy Retirement

    Numerous people on this list are federal appeals court judges, so we have some sense of how they might vote if they made it onto the Supreme Court.


Popular

Tesla storms past Model 3 production goal
Field came to Tesla in 2013 as a vice president of vehicle programs after a five-year stint in hardware engineering at Apple . Despite being lauded as Tesla's mass market electric auto costing $35,000, the cheapest models have yet to be produced.

ICE Names New Acting Director Amid Immigration Turmoil
Whatever you replace it with is just going to still reflect what this president wants to do", Duckworth explained. Trump on Saturday claimed he has "watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13".

Paul George has agreed to a four-year max contract with Thunder
Bradley played just six games for the Clippers last season after he was acquired from Detroit in the Blake Griffin trade. After all, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson figures to be a persuasive presence in free agent meetings.

Trump Will Make Supreme Court Pick, Anthony Kennedy Successor On July 9
Kennedy joined both the conservative and liberal blocs of justices to provide a decisive vote in several landmark cases. The road to confirmation for Trump's pick is likely to be a contentious one, as Democrats are expected to push back .

Uruguay tips Ronaldo and Portugal out of Cup
Today, Gimenez is set to rejoin Godin in central defence after missing the 3-0 victory over Russian Federation due to injury. This is a side with excellent, Italian-based midfielders in Rodrigo Bentancur, Lucas Torreira and Matias Vecino.

Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia
Even at Tottenham, the striker is known for his dedication to play in every game, no matter the competition. With a hat-trick of wins in the group stage, the Belgian Red Devils pipped England to top spot in Group G.

Trump embraces ND Republican, turns rhetoric on Heitkamp
He specifically praised the Republican tax law, Trump's moves to roll back regulation and the president's pro-life actions. Kennedy and Neil Gorsuch did not feature heavily in Donald Trump's midterm campaign spiel.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Name Removed From Children's Literature Award
In addition, in another scene, Wilder depicts white men wearing blackface for the entertainment of others - including her father. But she also says your average 8-year-old shouldn't have to read the " Little House " books without some background.

Serena Williams seeded 25th at Wimbledon
Caroline Wozniacki , John McEnroe and USTA president Katrina Adams have spoken out in support of Williams. Wimbledon doesn't start until July 2, but new mom Serena Williams has already scored a victory.

Lakers "Racing" To Acquire Kawhi Leonard Before Friday
The Spurs do not have to rush to make a deal, as they could potentially wait until the trade deadline to finally pull the trigger. It is true that the Spurs have no leverage whatsoever, because the sense is that Leonard is not going to play for them again.