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Brian Windhorst: 'LeBron James desires to turn out to be the face of the NBA franchise in Las Vegas'

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First Take: .@WindhorstESPN thinks LeBron, if wholesome, will play not less than two extra seasons earlier than eyeing NBA possession 👀 “He desires to affix up with companions to turn out to be the face of the franchise in Las Vegas.”
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Joe Vardon @joevardon
There’s a believable however unlikely situation the place LeBron James doesn’t begin for Group USA — indicative of the problem going through Steve Kerr to select a lineup and discover taking part in time for 12 stars on the Olympics, ⁦@TheAthleticNBA⁩ nytimes.com/athletic/56120…10:11 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Lakers this week:
— Didn’t get Klay
— Didn’t get Buddy
— Received LeBron for two extra years
— Received Bronny for 4 years pic.twitter.com/Mbbiv93OE15:12 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Thursday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We talk about the implications transferring ahead with LeBron’s new max deal and Bronny’s rookie deal. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
Completely satisfied 4th of July to all our listeners and viewers! Take pleasure in, and be secure!
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how…12:35 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Mychal Thompson’s pitch to Klay on Lakers: talked Showtime years, Kobe, how Klay would match properly w/ LeBron & AD & that he can boat right here. As a substitute, Klay joined Dallas. Mychal to @Sportskeeda: “I’m completely satisfied for him as a result of he appears to be completely satisfied along with his resolution.” bit.ly/4btzLtI10:42 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
LeBron, Bronny and extra NBA free company | Dunc’d On Reside x.com/i/broadcasts/1…11:24 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Be a part of @DannyLeroux and me in a couple of minutes as we talk about LeBron, Bronny and extra of NBA free company:
youtube.com/watch/SN1JqSm4…10:55 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Newest @BleacherReport 5 Strikes to Salvage LA Lakers’ Offseason After Agreeing to Re-sign LeBron James -> Among the potential strikes turn out to be tougher, now that he’s probably signing for the max on July 6
bleacherreport.com/articles/10127…10:48 PM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
New Lowe Put up podcast — free company wrap-up w/ @kpelton: Klay to Mavs, the Warriors pivot, Markkanen scenario, LeBron and Bronny each signal, Donovan Mitchell extension/Cavs future, greatest offseasons, way more:
Spotify: spoti.fi/3RUjiaT
Apple: apple.co/3VQFN1J9:54 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
New episode of Buha’s Block: What LeBron James re-signing means for the Lakers
— How his contract impacts LA’s choices
— How LA can get underneath the second apron
— Why a commerce is the one path to enchancment now
— Nate McMillan and Scott Brooks
Watch: youtu.be/4z8hu-MvEs0 pic.twitter.com/huENu0g8yg7:49 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Contemplating the contract LeBron simply signed and the offseason the lakers have simply had, that 27 first is wanting helpful – 6:42 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
New ‘No Cap Room’ with @YourManDevine touches on so many corners of the offseason: Lakers and LeBron, Warriors and Klay, the Lauri Markkanen talks, Sacramento big-game searching, and way more!
🍎: tinyurl.com/34k8peum
✳: tinyurl.com/mwrncct9
📺: youtu.be/Wfa5KhtOTpM5:56 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
LeBron and Bronny James comply with offers with Lakers nj.com/sports activities/2024/07…5:52 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“Will probably be the longest profession in NBA historical past…and I believe that’s fairly cool”
🔊 @RickKamlaSports reacts to LeBron James returning to the Lakers on a brand new contract pic.twitter.com/VJTeRdIxfv5:27 PM

Dwight Howard @DwightHoward
Query : “What do all these NBA gamers have in widespread?”
Fan: “ All of them are champs”🏆
Me : Appropriate
Fan: Due to Bron although haha
Me:😦 pic.twitter.com/0yavrwVW5l4:26 PM

NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
“[LeBron] did one thing totally different. … For him to make use of his energy to have the ability to do this, I believe it’s fairly legendary.” 👏
@MarcJSpears on LeBron and Bronny turning into the primary energetic father-son duo within the NBA 👀 pic.twitter.com/rHPcmkfstF3:50 PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
A have a look at the Lakers put up LeBron signing
I don’t anticipate the Lakers being a second apron crew this offseason, and if they’re, there’s at all times the waive and stretch possibility (or in fact a commerce) to achieve extra flexibility.
youtu.be/iX1yEzl1pPc?si…3:43 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
My dude ⁦@DanWoikeSports⁩ has this information; LeBron James agrees to two-year deal to stick with Lakers, contains no-trade clause latimes.com/sports activities/lakers/…2:33 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
I could also be flawed, however I ponder if a possible upside to LeBron signing this max now could be that it ceases no matter stress on the Lakers to shut offers with gamers focused by LeBron that particularly require that MLE. With that as much less of a pressure, maybe their method widens. AK – 2:26 PM
Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
LeBron’s new 2-year, $104M cope with the Lakers will take his profession on-court earnings to $583M
He was already the highest-paid participant of all-time
BAR CHAR RACE! 📊🏇 pic.twitter.com/SeUAOtNacb1:53 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Emergency @LockedOnLakers mini-podcast! LeBron indicators a two-year max cope with the Lakers, the second 12 months as a participant possibility. What are the implications transferring ahead? We provide some fast ideas. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eme…1:36 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
LeBron James, with new Lakers deal, will turn out to be first NBA participant to hit $500 million mark in profession earnings
cbssports.com/nba/information/lebro…1:16 PM
Anil Gogna @AnilGognaNBA
Now that Bronny’s # is in, LAL is $1.2M over the 2nd Apron if LeBron takes the max. – 12:49 PM
Anil Gogna @AnilGognaNBA
Why would LeBron be thinking about taking a pay minimize to assist the Lakers keep beneath the 2nd Apron?
Throughout the season a 2nd Apron crew will incur sure roster constructing restrictions (over & above the first Apron restrictions) akin to:
• No entry to the MLE or BAE
• Incapacity to – 12:35 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
A lot for a pay minimize. What does LeBron’s new max deal imply for the Lakers?
nbarankings.theringer.com/the-offer-sheet12:33 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron James agrees to two-year, $104 million max contract to return to Lakers
nbcsports.com/nba/information/lebro…12:18 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
CBA notes on the LeBron James contract
🏀The Over 38 rule limits him to a contract of three years or much less.
🏀Was eligible for a no commerce clause due to the 8 and 4 12 months rule. 8 years within the NBA and 4 years with the identical crew.
🏀His first 12 months wage can exceed the ten years of – 12:01 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
From Woj’s story about LeBron’s new deal. I’d be shocked if LeBron finally doesn’t take this $1M low cost as a result of a) why even let it turn out to be public if you happen to’re not prepared and b) if LBJ cares about assist, he wants the Lakers underneath the 2nd apron greater than he wants that mil. AK pic.twitter.com/N8BT6n7B6411:25 AM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Steve Kerr has already watched the film of Steph and LeBron on the Olympics on Group USA in his personal head, and the 2 faces of a technology for basketball followers are about to have the proper passing of the torch nbcsportsbayarea.com/nba/golden-sta…11:08 AM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Why LeBron James’ max contract is newest indictment of Lakers’ entrance workplace in a summer time stuffed with them
(By @SamQuinnCBS)
cbssports.com/nba/information/why-l…10:49 AM
Sam Amick @sam_amick
Why not the Lakers? LeBron provided the pay minimize. He had a great convo with JJ Redick. His father, Mychal, wished him to come back.
However the Mavs, who had far much less cash and a dimmer highlight, provided an actual probability at a fifth title. Extra right here, at @TheAthletic
nytimes.com/athletic/56135…10:01 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James agrees to two-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The brand new contract features a participant possibility and a no-trade clause.
#NBA
eurohoops.internet/en/nba-news/16…10:01 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
LeBron’s max would put the Lakers about $2 million over the second apron degree, relying on Bronny’s wage.
Extra particulars in our cap sheets, out there to Dunc’d On Prime subscribers:
duncdon.supportingcast.fm/posts/cap-shee…
Get entry with code mockoffseason2024 for 25% off: – 9:51 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron James is just one of TWO gamers within the NBA, Bradley Beal of the Suns being the opposite, with a no-trade clause in his contract. – 9:47 AM
Get Up @GetUpESPN
LeBron James is operating it again for the twenty second time 😲 pic.twitter.com/7eEeLsyaFg9:46 AM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on LeBron James agreeing to a brand new deal to return to the Lakers espn.com/nba/story/_/id…9:39 AM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
LeBron James may have performed probably the most NBA seasons in league historical past at 23 when the contract is completed.
Gotta finish it at 23, trigger, ya know. – 9:22 AM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Right here’s what LeBron stated a couple of potential retirement farewell season again at All-Star
(H/T @BenGolliver) pic.twitter.com/8w4awpOS5O9:14 AM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Rob Pelinka had his probabilities and didn’t get the job carried out. LeBron wasn’t going to attend round endlessly. – 9:06 AM
Yossi Gozlan @YossiGozlan
LeBron James two-year, $102.5 million cope with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Features a no-trade clause and participant possibility, permitting him and the Lakers to maintain future payroll flexibility. pic.twitter.com/2bABX9iba98:59 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With LeBron off the board, prime remaining NBA free brokers: DeMar DeRozan, Miles Bridges, Gary Trent Jr., Caleb Martin, Buddy Hield, Spencer Dinwiddie, Saddiq Bey, Tyus Jones, Markelle Fultz, Taurean Prince, Lonnie Walker IV, Dario Saric, Haywood Highsmith, Treasured Achiuwa, Daniel – 8:59 AM
Yossi Gozlan @YossiGozlan
LeBron James two two-year, $102.5 million cope with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Features a no-trade clause and participant possibility, permitting him and the Lakers to maintain future payroll flexibility. pic.twitter.com/hSbQ58wv3Y8:57 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
LeBron James contract: Lakers star offers himself flexibility with two-year, $104M most deal
cbssports.com/nba/information/lebro…8:56 AM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
LA Lakers: Put up LeBron James signing
The Lakers are barely above the $188.9M second apron. pic.twitter.com/WuKReX9iPa8:46 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James to signal a two-year, $104 million contract with Los Angeles Lakers sportando.basketball/en/lebron-jame…8:45 AM
Get Up @GetUpESPN
Simply days after drafting Bronny James, the Lakers and LeBron James have agreed on a two-year, $104M max deal to remain in L.A. pic.twitter.com/zLNSTorHI68:43 AM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
LeBron bought the nice PR for being prepared to take a pay minimize and now the Lakers look silly for not including expertise and LeBron will get his max anyway.
The advertising god. – 8:42 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
With the brand new 2-year/$104M cope with the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James may have $583M profession earnings solely from his basketball contracts. Greatness. #LakeShow #NBA8:39 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
With the brand new 2-year/$104M cope with the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron may have $583M profession earnings solely from his basketball contracts. Greatness. #LakeShow #NBA8:38 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
NBA Free Company 2024: LeBron James re-ups with Lakers; DeMar DeRozan? sun-sentinel.com/2024/06/30/nba… A have a look at the place the listing stands in the mean time. – 8:34 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Gamers with a no commerce clause:
LeBron James
Bradley Beal
That’s it. pic.twitter.com/wNYV5iLETl8:34 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron James now could be assured of being the primary participant in NBA historical past to cross the $500 million mark in on-court earnings.
He wanted about $20 million to get there; he’ll make about $51 million this season.
Yet one more milestone. – 8:33 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron James will earn more money in his age 40 and 41 seasons than Michael Jordan made in his whole NBA profession mixed. pic.twitter.com/9ZfUKA3xCl8:30 AM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $104 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources informed @hoopshype. James has a participant possibility 12 months 2 and a no commerce clause. pic.twitter.com/sRK0CE47V78:29 AM

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Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Free agent LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $104 million most deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, sources inform ESPN. Deal contains participant possibility and no commerce clause. pic.twitter.com/gAEOmvfAzZ8:27 AM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Free agent LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $104 most million deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, sources inform ESPN. Deal contains no commerce clause. pic.twitter.com/kKRMg8aZPC8:25 AM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
JUST IN: LeBron James plans to signal a two-year, $104 million most deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, sources inform @TheAthletic @Stadium. pic.twitter.com/0lkqafA0As8:24 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Bronny James on scrutiny/stress taking part in for Lakers & w/ LeBron: “I’ve been coping with stuff like this my complete life. So it’s nothing totally different. Nevertheless it’s extra amplified, for certain. However I’ll get by way of it.” My dispatch for @SportingTrib bit.ly/3zsZLIa pic.twitter.com/jugQZ2anLa7:09 PM

John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
Tues Past the Arc pod w/ @AshNicoleMoss & @sportsreiter
-BIG $$$ for Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell
-What now for LeBron & Lakers?
-free company winners and losers
🎧hear/subscribe⤵
hyperlink.chtbl.com/beyondthearc pic.twitter.com/xEAgS7GyXa5:41 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Greatest gamers out there by place
PG: Tyus Jones
SG: Malik Beasley
SF: LeBron James
PF: Miles Bridges
C: Dario Saric
hoopshype.com/lists/2024-nba…5:40 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Better of what’s left in NBA free company (not together with restricted free brokers): LeBron James, DeMar DeRozan, Miles Bridges, Gary Trent Jr., Caleb Martin, Buddy Hield, Saddiq Bey, Tyus Jones, Kyle Anderson, Markelle Fultz, Taurean Prince, Lonnie Walker IV, Dario Saric, Haywood – 5:31 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Right here is the Lakers offseason if LeBron James signed for the utmost allowed.
Los Angeles would wish to shave roughly $25M (and possibly extra) of wage to have entry to the $12.8M non-tax mid-level exception.
Any sign-and-trade additionally laborious caps the Lakers on the $178.1M first pic.twitter.com/SfE30lxlVI4:21 PM

Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
LeBron watching Bronny’s press convention 💯
(by way of @NBATV)
pic.twitter.com/fqC4u09DvE3:57 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Los Angeles Lakers teammates LeBron & Bronny James pic.twitter.com/NAL9HWo4nH3:28 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron James, Bronny James, Savannah James and Wealthy Paul catching up after the press convention pic.twitter.com/imybEdRY693:28 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron, Bronny and Wealthy Paul briefly huddle up after the press convention pic.twitter.com/VKVIOcZcQx3:27 PM

Khobi Worth @khobi_price
Rob Pelinka says the Lakers are “going to at all times be aggressive to make roster upgrades” whereas remaining conscious of roster-building constraints with 14 gamers already signed to assured contracts (not together with LeBron James). – 3:24 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron James watching Bronny’s introductory press convention from the again of the presser pic.twitter.com/HyzvKLoszv3:24 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Bronny James on how a lot LeBron will help him modify to the NBA pic.twitter.com/LU6F1N6AI23:18 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Dalton Knecht, Bronny James, Rob Pelinka and JJ Redick right here for post-draft press convention. LeBron James in attendance pic.twitter.com/TCJl1gALBf3:04 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
LeBron James available as Lakers maintain introductory press convention for Bronny James pic.twitter.com/Tjfcen8DwF3:04 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Oso Ighodaro, who’s from Chandler, admits he wasn’t a Suns fan rising up. They weren’t that good then.
Watched the league extra for his favourite gamers like LeBron James.
He’s now a Suns fan. – 2:15 PM
John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
Tues Past the Arc developing on CBS Sports activities Community at 2 pm w/ @sportsreiter & @AshNicoleMoss
-Massive cash for Jayson Tatum, Don Mitchell & LeBron
-free agent winners & losers up to now
-best avail remaining free brokers
📺cbssportsnetwork.com/channelfinder
💻 youtube.com/@beyondthearcc… pic.twitter.com/gqdS03elVi1:31 PM

Extra on this storyline

“The most important factor, aside from well being, that we’re gonna see that’s going to find out when the top of LeBron’s profession is when the house owners of the league set forth a timeline about once they’re gonna set up that enlargement crew in Las Vegas,” Windhorst stated. “I think as soon as the TV rights offers get wrapped up … they’re gonna deliver enlargement to the desk.” Windhorst then added, “(James) desires to accomplice with companions to turn out to be the face of the franchise in Las Vegas.” -via RealGM / July 5, 2024
And but, this, James coming off the bench, most likely gained’t occur. I spoke with two USA Basketball sources and each forged severe doubt on the thought. So thanks for going by way of with this train, and I hope you come away from it realizing the troublesome activity forward for Kerr and his workers to select a beginning lineup and discover taking part in time for a roster with legitimately 12 stars. -via New York Occasions / July 5, 2024
“It’s an amazing query,” Kerr stated final week. “My workers and I’ve talked about it fairly a bit, it’s a great downside to have, however I believe I’m guessing that each one 12 gamers on this roster might be within the Corridor of Fame sometime. So how do you choose 5 out of 12? The concept is you discover mixtures that click on and you discover two-way lineups that may be efficient at each ends. So our huge job in Las Vegas is to search out five-man mixtures that match and to simply ask all 12 guys to completely decide to the aim of successful a gold medal it doesn’t matter what it appears like, irrespective of who’s taking part in.” -via New York Occasions / July 5, 2024



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