But there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the Lakers and what comes next, as they try to build a contender around James. The team was projected to have a little under $50 million to hand out.
With the biggest question of the National Basketball Association offseason answered, the National Basketball Association now awaits other dominoes to fall as teams get set to make offers and trades to re-shape their rosters and keep pace in the race for a championship. Since the Lakers announcement fans have been taking to Twitter to share their excitement about the film.
Yes, the Lakers are still favorites-but not total locks-to sign LeBron James, league sources say. The path to the top in the East has been cleared. James can also sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, something he has done each year since returning in 2014. However, it's unclear if any official meeting between LeBron and the Lakers will occur. But who are the biggest losers in LeBron's decision?
Trump Decides Against Harshest Measures on China Investments
The administration will still impose $34 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods effective July 6, and China has pledged to retaliate. Last month, the White House said that by the end of this week, it would announce tight new curbs on Chinese investment.
LeBron James is headed out West.
And it leaves the Cavs picking up the pieces of a James exit for the second time in eight years.
James brought Cleveland its first pro sports championship since 1964 when he led the Cavaliers past the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals.
But the 33-year-old has interests beyond basketball and the massive Los Angeles market would give him a bigger stage and platform. "See you soon. I promise". The Denver Nuggets' long game now looks even longer.
Brazil and Germany try to salvage World Cup and advance
Left-back Ludwig Augustinsson took advantage of a miscued shot from Forseberg to score an important goal for his team. With Sweden having topped the group, Mexico will now face Brazil in a mouthwatering second round match-up.
As for the Portland Trail Blazers, the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans?
The Lakers could ultimately choose to sign players to short contracts this offseason to keep cap space open for next summer. The latter two have partial guarantees on their contracts that season.
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It was also unclear if the government would keep prosecuting cases against people caught crossing the border illegally. On Thursday, the Pentagon announced military bases were being prepared to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children.