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Lakers’ NBA title odds improve to 7-2 after adding LeBron James

Lakers’ NBA title odds improve to 7-2 after adding LeBron James

Gilbert went on to say the team wish James "nothing but the best in the years and decades ahead" and also said they looked forward to someday retiring the star's number 23 jersey.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said he personally welcomed James to the organisation on Sunday.

The Cavs have been battling it out with Curry's Golden State Warriors over the past few years, with the two sides reaching the NBA Finals for the last four years in a row.

The fact the Lakers are second-favorite to win the title next season is even more remarkable considering they last became NBA champions in 2010, also the previous year in which they reached the NBA Finals.

Kawhi Leonard has been the biggest rumored target for the Lakers to play next to James, but Los Angeles will need to fork over quite a bit in order to pry him away from the Spurs.

The two first met in December, as James and the Cleveland Cavaliers grabbed a 121-112 victory over the young Lakers, as James sought Ball for an embrace.

The Lakers will be the sixth club for McGee, who had some spectacular moments in the NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. People wondered if Kobe was capable of passing the baton to James, even if he's over two years removed from his last National Basketball Association game. "This will always be home". The Cleveland Cavaliers unrestricted free agent has made a decision to take his talent to the iconic franchise.

Only the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors have better championship odds than the Lakers at the Westgate.

Speculation had been mounting over the National Basketball Association star's future after his player option with the Cavs expired over the weekend.

If fans bought a Cavaliers LeBron jersey in the last 90 days, Fanatics has a Jersey Assurance program that enables consumers to exchange, free of charge, a James Cavaliers jersey for either a James Lakers jersey or a new jersey of a player on the Cavaliers.

James signed a four-year, $154 million max contract, according to a release from Klutch Sports Group.

The former second-round pick has been one of the most outspoken Lakers fans in the Raiders locker room, but Khalil Mack has been one of LeBron James' biggest advocates.


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