Smith: LeBron Texted Kevin Durant About Playing In Los Angeles
30 June 2018, 01:02 | Kristine Mills
LeBron James right might be hoping to have Kawhi Leonard on his side this season
The league's moratorium period prevents players and teams from signing contracts until July 6 but they're able to verbally agree on terms.
As expected, LeBron James intends to decline his $35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season. Even that was a remote possibility.
LeBron James informed the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday he was opting out of the final year of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent and altering the potential number of teams he could join this summer.
James opting to reach free agency works in the Lakers' favor, as they can sign him outright rather than need to complete a trade, which would make potentially acquiring Kawhi Leonard as well all the more problematic.
The good news: LeBron helped get Cleveland its first major sports title in 52 years.
Philly would have to renounce guys like J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson to clear space, and probably trade Jerryd Bayless (with an asset attached) to make enough room for LeBron.
Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest
Last year's victor was a 125-pound (57-kilogram) gentle giant named Martha - a Neopolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face. The dog's owner, Megan Brainard , found the dog through a pet-finding site and she has now won $1,500 for Zsa Zsa's win.
Rumors about his next move are abounding, with many suggesting he's plotting a move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
James also said he always felt like he would come back to Cleveland to finish his career where it began. He's talking about the Los Angeles Lakers.
While all free agent decisions are important, this one holds special weight for James, with this likely being the final destination before he retires, and what he accomplishes moving forward will shape his legacy forever. Warriors fan David Ahn said, "He's won here, he's happy here and I don't think he's going to blow it up to go play where he might be second fiddle again".
Could the two best players in the National Basketball Association team up in Los Angeles? They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago.
Without the previous context that brought them here - the tanking, the heartless but ultimately correct trades, the patience in stockpiling prospects, the preservation of salary cap space - none of this is possible.
Panama name unchanged line-up for 'hardest game by far'
England head coach Gareth Southgate on the supposedly leaked team sheet: "There is a squad of 23 names on the sheet". Kieran Trippier was a key man for England against Tunisia , and expect the Tottenham wing-back to start on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving
Reports have emerged that some women's rights campaigners were arrested shortly before the end of the driving ban . Yet at the same time , the government has jailed some women who campaigned to drive for years.
Blatter says England should host World Cup
The Kremlin has said US national security adviser John Bolton plans to visit Moscow, without providing details about the trip. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims that VAR is failing due to a lack of consistency.
Rapper XXXTentacion reportedly shot dead in Florida
The move came as part of Spotify's attempt to condemn artists who break a "hate content and hateful conduct" policy. Cole called him an "enormous talent" with "limitless potential". "God bless his family, friends and fans".
Konta through to Nottingham final
However, the big moment of the match came in the seventh game as Konta controversially broke for a second time in the set. She was in control going forward taking the response against Vekic's serve to break her for the double with one to go.