Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Money | By Bruce West

LeBron has Lakers dreaming bigger than the playoffs, says Kobe

LeBron has Lakers dreaming bigger than the playoffs, says Kobe

But perhaps James took note of how the Warriors built one of the most dominant teams ever and realized his best chance at sustained championship contention down the line is to let the Lakers build more organically.

While LeBron is looking to sell tickets to his film projects, he has already given a big boost to interest in Lakers tickets for next season. And that's before we discuss how they might - or might not - mesh on the court with the former Cavaliers superstar.

Within three hours of going on sale, James' Lakers jersey - which goes for about $220 - saw a 600 percent jump compared to when he returned to Cleveland for the second time in July 2014.

"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons", Akron-native James wrote. The win at the end of the 2015-2016 season marked the city of Cleveland's first professional sports title in 52 years. "This will always be home".

But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State has gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since.

Unlike eight years ago when James' announcement that he was joining the Miami Heat was a televised affair, Sunday's news was posted by his agency Klutch Sports via Twitter.

Having shaken up the National Basketball Association by successfully recruiting LeBron James on the first day of free agency, the Lakers followed it up by adding Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and, most recently, Rajon Rondo.

While waiting for Leonard to become a free agent next summer would allow the Lakers to hold onto their young players, it would leave the door open to a repeat of the scenario L.A. endured with George.

Waiving and stretching Deng then would get the Lakers to about $37 million in projected space, more than enough to make a max offer to players with seven to nine years of experience.

From the above table, LeBron James will earn Shs 15.4 billion in four years, Shs 3.8 billion per single year, 300 million per month, shs 74 million per week and Shs 10 million a day.

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