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Dwight Howard interested in returning to Lakers

04 July, 2018, 01:18 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • LeBron James informed the Cavaliers on Friday that he would not exercise his $35.6 million contract option

StubHub, the online ticket exchange, told CBSSports.com it saw an unprecedented jump in visits to its Lakers page on Sunday - the day James agreed to his four-year contract - compared to both the last 30 days and 2017's first day of National Basketball Association free agency.

They have been locked in conversations with the San Antonio Spurs over a trade for Leonard.

James also played a supporting role on-screen in 2015 Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck". One man can only do so much, and the Lakers probably need another superstar before they're legitimate title contenders capable of matching up with the Warriors and Houston Rockets, among others.

Although Cousins is expected to miss the first few months of next season while recovering from his Achilles injury, the Cousins signing probably ends the possibility of the Warriors taking a flyer on Howard.

The deal for the three-times National Basketball Association champion gives the Lakers a stability that his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, did not enjoy in recent years as James opted for shorter-term contacts when he returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.




LeBron James' new Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are already a top-selling item online, according to retailer Fanatics, the NBA's e-commerce partner.

Last year, the California native had told the Indiana Pacers it meant to sign for the Lakers this summer before being traded to Oklahoma. James did return in 2014 and led the Cavs to the 2016 NBA title, ending a 52-year sports championship drought for Cleveland, before departing for the Lakers in the wake of four consecutive NBA Finals appearances for Cleveland.

Durant recently signed a two-year deal with the option to opt out next summer.

Should he do so, the 33-year-old would leave a legacy that few could better. Amick notes the former Defensive Player of the Year's desire to play with LeBron James but does add that it is unclear if the interest is mutual. It brought in an estimated $21 million in earned media for Goodyear.

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