Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Lakers rise on National Basketball Association championship odds, Raptors remain steady

Lakers rise on National Basketball Association championship odds, Raptors remain steady

The mystique of the Lakers brand, in fact, may have been a selling point for LeBron in his second departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers in eight years.

Before signing with the Lakers, James was also linked to the Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been busy since LeBron James made a decision to take his talents to Tinseltown, reportedly agreeing to deals with Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee.

Next year's expected free agent market would include San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, former James teammate Kyrie Irving and Golden State guard Klay Thompson.

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James will wear No. 23, the same number he wore in both of his Cleveland stops, league sources have told ESPN.

Last year, the California native had told the Indiana Pacers it meant to sign for the Lakers this summer before being traded to Oklahoma.

Ticket seller StubHub on Tuesday said visits to the Lakers ticket page were up 7,398 percent over the same date past year even though next season's schedule has yet to be announced.

However, the Lakers are not the only team who are unlikely to give up "Godfather" offer to the Spurs for Leonard.

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The four-time MVP's decision has the potential to change the National Basketball Association landscape for the foreseeable future, particularly as the Lakers are expected to continue making moves this summer.

During four seasons at South Beach, James and co won two championships before the OH native chose to return home to help the Cavaliers win a title. They immediately traded the No. 1 pick in Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. Conversely, being able to field the two next season would nearly immediately turn the Lakers from a 35-win team into a force to be reckoned with. This was all because of the pressure James put on the organization with his short-term contracts and his demands to win now.

The Lakers contract will see the 33-year-old paid 154 million dollars, Klutch Sports Group said in a statement.

Durant recently signed a two-year deal with the option to opt out next summer.

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They had a disappointing draw with Iceland (1:1) and a thorough beating from Croatia (0:3). Pele's great Brazil side rocked up in England having won the previous two World Cups .

The sunny climes of California also hold much allure for James' high school sweetheart, business owner and interior designer Brinson, who according to one Bleacher Report story, has voiced her desire to live in L.A. full-time.

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