LeBron James' shoes didn't match with his new uniform on Thursday.
James, who in July signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joins a roster that includes promising but untested players like 20-year-old Lonzo Ball, 21-year-old Brandon Ingram and 23-year-olds Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. Friction between the two groups will hurt team chemistry and hold the Lakers to at best the sixth playoff seed in the Western Conference before they get knocked out in the first round, Barkley told reporters on a conference call.
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A cold rain is falling outside Quicken Loans Arena, dripping steadily off the plastic tarps and steel scaffolding that surround the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers. On this gray October Saturday, days before a new NBA season begins, the building where LeBron James became the greatest basketball player on Earth is a construction site, empty and eerily silent, save for the pitter-patter of drizzle on steel beams and concrete. On the same day that James signed a four-year deal with the Lakers, leaving Cleveland for the second time, Cuyahoga County made its first payment on the arena's $140 million renovation. For now, as a new era of basketball here begins, Cleveland and its team are left mid-metamorphosis, unable to fully move forward, unable to put the past fully behind them.
In his 15 NBA seasons, there is little LeBron James hasn't accomplished. Trophies. Rings. Respect. He's captured them all. But there is one area in which James has fumbled in recent years: the shoes. Long Nike's most successful signature line, the LeBrons lost their way, and the public's favor, for a number of years. Four consecutive models released between 2013 and 2016 were ranked among the worst in the LeBron signature line by ESPN.com's Nick DePaula. Though James was king of the court, his shoes were not. But over the past few seasons, the line has enjoyed a renaissance that shows no signs of decline. That the LeBron line would be in need of resuscitation would have been surprising even a
James to make debut for Lakers at Trail Blazers NBA Headlines Leonard has 24 in debut to lead Raptors Davis, Mirotic help Pelicans rip Rockets DeRozan leads Spurs past Wolves, Butler Mitchell's big 4th helps Jazz beat Kings Pacers roll to largest opening-night win Bucks overcome Walker's 41, edge Hornets Bamba, Gordon lead Magic over Heat Booker's late surge lifts Suns past Mavs Drummond has 24 and 20, Pistons top Nets Knicks score 49 in 2nd, overwhelm Hawks PORTLAND, Oregon -- It's not going to be just a game when the Los Angeles Lakers invade Moda Center Thursday night to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the regular-season opener for both teams. It will be a happening. It's the first game
The 2018-19 NBA season continues to get underway on Thursday evening. There are three games on the NBA DFS main slate, including the highly-anticipated debut of LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers, which tips in Portland at 10:30 p.m. ET. FanDuel is hosting a $400,000 NBA Clutch Shot, while DraftKings has a $425,000 Excellent 8's. Both begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 18. Before entering either these or any other NBA DFS tournaments or cash games for Thursday, be sure to check out the top NBA DFS picks and lineups from Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. McClure is a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction
This past summer, we've heard nothing but potential signings, and trade rumors regarding select NBA superstars. The biggest name obviously being LeBron James, and one of the other big stars being Paul George. Before 2017, George joined Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony out in Oklahoma City with the Thunder via trade. At the time, LeBron James was wrapping up the final year on his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Little did everybody know, Paul George initially had plans to join the Los Angeles Lakers over the 2018 offseason. But his trade from the Indiana Pacers prevented that from happening. George is more than happy where he is right now. Hence the reason why he didn't even give the
Walton has also suggested James could be in line for another 82-game season, which is his career-high appearance record set last year at Cleveland Cavaliers. The small forward is gearing up to make his league debut against Portland Trail Blazers tonight. However, Walton is not to fussed about how his star man performs as long as the team gets the new campaign off to a winning start. Instead, the head coach would rather James peaks laters in the year when they may reach the playoffs. “We want to make sure we're not only playing at our best come the end of the season but that he's fresh," Walton said. "And that's a goal for us. And it's a goal that we're on a journey and it's not a one-year journey.
Davis wants to be in the MVP consideration today The New Orleans Pelicans star will begin his season tonight, as his side travels to take on the Houston Rockets. Davis is third favourite with the bookies to take home the award, behind LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo in first. Speaking to ESPN, Davis explained that he is not content with being a one-season-wonder, and said he wants longevity for the franchise. “When you look at LeBron, every year you know he's going to be great and his team is going to have a chance to win the title,” he said. “From here on out, I want to be in that conversation every year. “Not every other year. Not every few years. Every year. “If that's going to happen,