Joel Embiid's odd reaction to LeBron James snubbing 76ers

Report Sixers meeting with Le Bron James in Los Angeles

Report Sixers meeting with Le Bron James in Los Angeles

If the Toronto Raptors get swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers again in 2018-19, Nick Nurse and Masai Ujiri are going to have some explaining to do.

And it leaves the Cavs picking up the pieces of a James exit for the second time in eight years.

LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year deal that will pay him $154 million.

James' first public appearance since joining the Lakers won't be coming until the end of the month, per reports.

Either way, he can't lose. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The guard signed a one-year, $12 million deal to remain in L.A. Rich Paul represents both James and Caldwell-Pope.

While the Lakers have drafted superstars over the years like Magic himself and Kobe Bryant, it's usually been an outsider - a tall, dark and handsome stranger strolling into Hollywood on his glistening steed as the rest of the National Basketball Association peers timidly from local saloon windows - who has pushed them over the top.

That conversation between Johnson and James were key in this decision James made.

In a short statement, the 33-year-old's sports management group said the three-time National Basketball Association champion has agreed a four-year contract with the Lakers, seeing the star leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time and make his debut in the Western Conference. If the Lakers' young players develop quickly, this team will be interesting to watch, but they also could be contenders soon.

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Which is not to say his determination to leave the game as the "GOAT" is any less a priority. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions.

Now it becomes about team building in Los Angeles.

One of them is Lance Stephenson, who famously blew into LeBron's ear during a playoff game, creating a meme and being immortalised in a Nicki Minaj lyric. Can Brandon Ingram help with that?

LeBron has always been high on Cousins, who he called the league's best big man. It should all be great theatre, but it's the drama James has chosen for himself.

Zlatan welcomed LeBron in the most Zlatan way possible.

Missing from the list were the Celtics.

That summer of 2019 is when a host of free agents come up: Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Eric Bledsoe, and Kemba Walker are the biggest names, plus guys such as Kevin Love and Al Horford have player options. As a bonus he could have - just for fun - forced Kyrie Irving out of Boston.

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