Celebrities welcome LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers

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ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times and New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Rondo will sign a one-year deal with the Lakers for $9 million after releasing forward Julius Randle to free up space under the National Basketball Association salary cap.

Lonzo Ball, 22-year-old Kyle Kuzma and 23-year-Josh Hart. If anything, that's going to make him look, maybe more, toward the Clippers because this is a guy that won Finals MVP against LeBron James.

The top markets for sales of LeBron's Lakers jersey were Los Angeles, New York, Oakland/San Francisco and Cleveland. Leonard's value also decreased once he requested a trade through the media. "How's LeBron going to play point?"

Whether the Lakers win a championship this season or not, James is committed to the team long-term.

Perhaps the Lakers weren't locks to land quality free agents like Tyreke Evans or DeMarcus Cousins. For example, Seth Curry agreed to terms on a two-year, $2.75 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game for IN last season, his first campaign without missing a game. Evans offers the same sort of skill set as Stephenson but at a higher level and without the on-court antics.

To win another championship, LeBron will have to overcome some challenges.

There was only one victor, though, and all that preparation paid off: So many of James's Lakers jerseys moved in just the final three hours between the announcement and midnight that the piece became one of the 10 best sales days for a jersey in Fanatics company history.

However, as we have seen in the past, James can not carry a team to a championship by himself, certainly not in the jam-packed Western Conference.

"Around Kawhi, what's been made abundantly clear is that there's not an interest to join a superteam".

With the Lakers signing LeBron James, there are certainly a lot of things to take in for what his impact on the franchise will be.

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