LeBron James' tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers came to an end on Sunday afternoon, when the three-time champion sent out an Instagram message to let the world know that he had agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
They have been locked in conversations with the San Antonio Spurs over a trade for Leonard.
It's worth asking because, in the past, those players' relationships with James have ranged from occasional irritants to outright nemeses.
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They need an impact player at three, and a rebuilding project is only as good as the draft picks the team gets along the way. Dallas also got Ray Spalding of Louisville at No. 56, another pick originally belonging to Philadelphia.
The Warriors have defeated James's Cavs in three of the last four NBA Finals including a 4-0 sweep last month.
Love, a for five-time All-Star and National Basketball Association champion may be the most disrespected man in Cavaliers' history. It might be a bit unfair to the Cavs, after all, you don't get all the way to the National Basketball Association finals because of one player, even if that player is as talented as James, but it's still fair to say that LeBron shouldered an enormous amount of the burden.
In the meantime, after conducting a youth movement over the past few years, Los Angeles is following up the addition of the 33-year-old James by getting older in other parts of the roster.
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And just like that Germany's eliminated from 2018 FIFA World Cup contention in the group stage for the first time since 1938. I didn't look at that group and think automatically that they would go through. "We need to draw the right conclusions".
Meanwhile, back in Cleveland, the city James departed for a second time is moving quickly to say goodbye to James after a departure, having suffered through similar pains when he left the Cavaliers in 2010 for the Miami Heat.
"However, when Magic spoke to James late Saturday, he assured them this was a long term play and his decision wouldn't be affected by a transaction they could make under a time pressure". Those subsequent moves raise one important question: LeBron is aware the Lakers did that, right?
That said, Leonard isn't the Lakers' only possible target.
Nevertheless, the Lakers aren't sitting on their hands after luring LeBron to Hollywood.
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Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos (right) and the defending champions absorb a stunning loss to the unfancied South Koreans. A last-gasp victor from Toni Kroos against Sweden in the second match appeared to have gotten Germany back on track.
Last year, the California native had told the Indiana Pacers it meant to sign for the Lakers this summer before being traded to Oklahoma.