The 32-year-old Howard, who still has to finalize his buyout with the Brooklyn Nets, infamously played for the Lakers during the 2012-13 season and served as the poster child for their underachieving, dysfunctional team that year. Several of them make sense for the Lakers and LeBron James. Further, his three-point shooting has only improved to the point where it could reasonably be described as below average.
Before signing with the Lakers, James was also linked to the Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets.
James, a two-time Olympic champion, left Cleveland before in 2010 for the Miami Heat, where he reached the NBA Finals 4 times, going 2-2, before departing for the Cavaliers, vowing to bring a title to Cleveland, his home region having grown up in nearby Akron.
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He went from an unheralded second-round draft pick out of Texas A&M in 2009 to become one of the best big men in the league. Randle was given a $5.6-million qualifying offer by the Lakers earlier this week, which made him a restricted free agent.
In lieu of James' decision to join the Lakers, several Cleveland newspapers, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, chose to pay their respects with a front page feature. After acquiring LeBron James, the Lakers are expected to go after Leonard next.
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Hours after the news of James' contract broke, the Lakers announced they had signed small forward and shooting guard Lance Stephenson and twice National Basketball Association champion Javale McGee to one-year deals. As most hoops fans know, the Akron, Ohio native was selected by the Cavs with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 Draft.
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The entrances to the Hart and Dirksen Senate office buildings were soon flooded by the women filing through the metal detectors. Among them was Washington state congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (main), the lawmaker said on Twitter .
Rondo was given a one-year deal at $9 million.
James is the co-founder of Los Angeles-based production company SpringHill Entertainment, which has developed more than a dozen TV series and films including Starz drama "Survivor's Remorse" and NBC game show "The Wall".
"With LeBron officially agreeing to sign with the Lakers, it'll be fascinating to monitor what type of leverage the Spurs can create for Kawhi Leonard, who still desires to play for the Lakers, according to multiple league sources-all of whom say offers to the Spurs have been underwhelming".
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Oil prices hit $80 a barrel this year for the first time since 2014, prompting consumers like the United States to raise concerns. OPEC agreed with Russian Federation and other oil-producing allies this month to raise output from July by about 1 million bpd.
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