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Kobe Bryant, NBA players react to LeBron James joining Lakers

Kobe Bryant, NBA players react to LeBron James joining Lakers

The NBA superstar - who opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday - reportedly agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, sending the NBA world abuzz as he shook the landscape of the league.

Jeff Sherman, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager, released updated odds for next year's NBA Championship. This would change if the Lakers sign James or other free agents. The Cavaliers' odds have fallen to 500/1.

LeBron and Leonard on the Lakers has a nice ring to it and you can expect the second domino to fall in the coming days with a trade sending the former Finals MVP to L.A. The "Sixers owners plan to pitch James the promise that the team will also acquire San Antonin Spurs disgruntled star Kawahi Leonard, according to Stein - a series of moves that would give Philly a Golden State Warriors-like super-team".

This is definitely the biggest indication that the 28-year-old is likely to stay with the Thunder next season.

The Los Angeles Lakers may have LeBron James now, but they're still not the betting favorites to win an National Basketball Association title in 2019.

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Saturday night, reports indicated James might be interested in joining up with Pelicans free agent center DeMarcus Cousins in Los Angeles, though it's unclear if that remains the case.

James, who is also known as "King James", took to Instagram to address his Cleveland fans.

And now, it seems, James will be in talks with another team. It would certainly help if they're successful in luring LeBron James and/or concluding a trade for Kawhi Leonard.

The Lakers have positioned themselves with a massive amount of cap space to make noise this summer.

The Thunder have been in communication with George since the end of the season and remained in contact with him throughout the past week.


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