The iconic LeBron James banner in Cleveland is coming down

The iconic LeBron James banner in Cleveland is coming down

LaVar on how many championships he believes the Lakers will win: "LeBron got a four-year deal, right?" However, it is a bit disappointing that the Lakers followed up this momentous occasion by adding players that don't maximize LeBron's chances of competing for a championship this upcoming season. Though with James joining the team this week, the Lakers' starting lineup is going to look completely different next season.

It was then reported that the Lakers had renounced Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Leonard may not be the only National Basketball Association star who could be on the trade market. Even if he never surpasses Bryant and Johnson, he will be viewed just as the rest of the Lakers legends are. The same could happen to Leonard if the Spurs trade him to another team. But it no longer sounds as if it's Leonard-or-bust for the Lakers - there are other trade options, or they could make 2018-19 a building year before jumping into the deep free-agency pool next summer.

Another reason for James's willingness to sign a long-term deal with the Lakers is the team's proximity to Hollywood. However, Paul George was in the exact same situation previous year with his sights set on wearing purple and gold, and that didn't work out in the team's favor this summer.

Japan coach wary of Lewandowski -- and Volgograd heat
Akira Nishino's call to change his Japan team nearly backfired as they progressed on fair play after a 1-0 defeat to Poland . Abdulateef: I see nothing wrong with Japan qualifying on fair play, the rules are there and they are through because of it.

A general view of a new LeBron James banner outside Quicken Loans Arena before a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Here is why and how Kevin Love can become a Chicago Bull. Golden State Warrior's Stephen Curry received the highest salary in the same season at $34.7 million. And that's before we discuss how they might - or might not - mesh on the court with the former Cavaliers superstar.

Although there were suggestions of installing a Browns-related image after James's move was announced, another team in town got a little salty about being overlooked.

For the second time in four offseason's, LeBron James' decision will define the course of the offseason.