Magic had said before free agency began that he would step down if the Lakers could not land a star within the next two years. Even though Philly has yet to acquire a big name this offseason, it has only one significant threat within its own conference: the Boston Celtics. Paul George reportedly agreed to re-sign with Oklahoma City, and the San Antonio Spurs reportedly asked the Sixers for three first-round picks and two current players in exchange for Kawhi Leonard. Former UCLA hoopster Trevor Ariza also left his Houston Rockets for the Phoenix Suns, signing a one year deal.
Kyle Kuzma added: "LAKESHOWWWW".
We won't get into that here, but we assume a number of Lakers fans are already deleting some of their old tweets trashing James.
The answers to those questions will surely be what separates them as a Western Conference juggernaut from just a solid basketball team.
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That's surely what the organization had to be thinking just hours earlier when it managed to secure the lone publicized free-agent meeting with James' camp, as a contingent went to L.A.to talk to his agent Rich Paul. Last season, he averaged 27.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game and finished second in MVP voting. For a guy who has basically made it known that he doesn't care about the regular season, those are pretty impressive numbers.
But while the Cavs and Lakers appear to be the front-runners for James, the Philadelphia 76ers aren't ready to give up the fight.
LeBron might be a robot - the jury's still out on that one.
James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, joins a team with plenty of money to spend under the National Basketball Association salary cap and a desire to rebuild into a championship team after years of struggles. Then, he returned to Cleveland with a Sports Illustrated essay. That's kind of cool, too.
James was on a plane that flew into Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles on Saturday, a source told ESPN.