What Lakers will try to do now after LeBron James coup

What Lakers will try to do now after LeBron James coup

Jeff Sherman, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager, released updated odds for next year's NBA Championship.

James' move to the Lakers comes four years after he went back home to Cleveland, where he had stated his intention to finish his career with the Cavaliers. Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon reported that James' mind would not be made up with or without Leonard landing with the Lakers. The Cavaliers' odds have fallen to 500/1.

Even at 33, James remains one of the NBA's elite players, ranking among the league leaders in scoring (27.5 points per game) and various advanced measures during his 15th National Basketball Association season.

Speculation was rampant that George opting to remain in Oklahoma City at the start of free agency at midnight Sunday might have soured James on the Lakers.

Originally signed by the Cavaliers in 2003, James, who grew up in Akron, left Cleveland in 2010 to join the Miami Heat and led them to four consecutive NBA Finals, winning in 2012 and 2013.

Journalist Rob Hiaasen killed in attack on Maryland paper
The suspect had previously only been publicly described as a white male in his late 30s who is a Maryland resident. According to a Reuters report, 38-year-old Ramos had a long-running legal battle with the Capital Gazette .

James was on a plane that flew into Van Nuys Airport near Los Angeles on Saturday. When he returned to Cleveland, Kyrie Irving was already there and Kevin Love was on his way via a trade.

A look at the latest news involving unrestricted free agent LeBron James.

In the meantime, the free agency watch for LeBron James continues on social media (and pretty much everywhere else). Even facing James, the Celtics came within a game of the Finals past year before a poor shooting performance in Game 7 doomed them once more. James has a handful of people close to him that he really trusts and outside of them, everyone is being kept in the dark, mostly.

For the Boston Celtics, James' exit from the Eastern Conference further cements their status as a team with potential to advance to the NBA Finals.

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