It was the ultimate win for Goliath - and when it comes to basketball, the Lakers and LeBron James are titans.
George's choice could sway James to sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, but the Lakers are determined to get their hands on the four-time MVP. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.
James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, now joins a club with money to spend and a desire to rebuild into a championship team.
Imagine it: LeBron James Jr, coming up against his own father on an National Basketball Association court, and just ruining the old boy by dunking all over him.
The massive Los Angeles market will also provide James with a grander platform for his philanthropy and social activism.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer with a remarkable 38,387 points, wrote on Twitter: 'I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing the acquisition of LeBron James.
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But Golden State added Kevin Durant in the wake of defeat and beat the Cavs in the past two NBA Finals, their dynasty more than Cleveland could handle, no matter how they assembled talent around James. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions.
Shortly after the announcement, which came in a surprising manner, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account.
While dethroning the Golden State Warriors will be very hard, the Lakers are heading in the right direction.
The Cavs could have significant salary-cap space in 2019-20, depending on what they do with Love, Tristan Thompson (who will make $18.5 million that season), Jordan Clarkson ($13.4 million), J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver.
O'Connor also reported James is not expected to sign with the Lakers on a long-term deal, if he does choose Los Angeles. The fourth year is a player option. With his destination unclear, the Lakers would likely gravitate toward a more aggressive move to assemble a team that can take on the Golden State Warriors.
The Lakers have reportedly been pursuing Kawhi Leonard in trades, believing that landing the San Antonio Spurs star forward could help attract James in free agency. "The entire Cavaliers franchise thanks LeBron for that precious moment and for all of the excitement he delivered as he led our team to four straight NBA Finals appearances".
Under normal circumstances, it could be troubling to sign a 33-year-old to a four-year contract, but there is nothing normal about LeBron.
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A good way of thinking about this: If James had chosen to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers , it would be a relatively safe call. In fact, James might not even speak with top team officials before making a decision on his destination for next season.
Loew's side began their campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Mexico before rekindling their bid with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Sweden. Germany now needs to beat South Korea by at least two goals to be guaranteed a spot in the last 16.
The Real Madrid star already has warm memories of playing in Sochi , scoring a hat-trick in his sides opening game. We've shown we have the chance to win and if we keep it up this way I think we'll be successful.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard suffered a calf injury as his side won comfortably 5-2 against Tunisia in Russian Federation . However, the national team has failed to get past the quarter-final stage at both the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.
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The Swansea midfielder is South Korea's most experienced player, with 104 appearances with the national team. Sweden , powered by their own terrific performance, and Mexico , powered by South Korea , were through.
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But the Warriors seem confident that he can keep coaching for a long time, especially after signing him to this extension. On one hand, Crawford, 38, is an older player that would be joining a Golden State team looking to get younger.
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Despite failing to get on the scoresheet, the Barcelona star laid on two assists, one each for Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Mercado. Ronaldo started off this year's tournament with a hat trick against Spain and then added another goal against Morocco.
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Uruguay chose to change from a 442 formation to a 41212 formation, bringing Lucas Torreira into the side as a holding midfielder. The Barcelona striker blew a kiss to the corner of Samara Stadium where most of La Celeste's cheering supporters were seated.
OKC forward Paul George opts out of $20.7M deal
George is eligible to sign a five-year, $176 million contract extension this summer with Thunder. George joined the Oklahoma City Thunder last season after seven years with the Indiana Pacers .
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Terms of the settlement, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, were not available. Apple has not responded to a request for comment on the settlement and Samsung declined.