But there are at least three other teams - and maybe an outsider or two - with legitimate shots at landing the three-time MVP, who made it clear following this year's NBA Finals that he's still driven to win championships. James led Cleveland to the NBA Finals, but lost to the Golden State Warriors in four games.
The Philadelphia 76ers, whose young star Ben Simmons has the same agent as James, were also in the hunt with James, hoping to build a potential triple threat alongside the Australian and Cameroon forward Joel Embiid.
The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported some National Basketball Association teams believe James has already decided on the Lakers, but is stretching out the process for added drama.
The Lakers had a large amount of cap space to work with. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.
James informed the Cavs on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6 million option and becoming a free agent. Clint Capela and others with six years or less in the league can make a max salary of $25.25 million for the 2018-19 season. Now that he's in Los Angeles, that's impossible. Throw in the chance to stay in the familiar Eastern Conference and play for a storied franchise (James has frequently counted Julius Erving and Allen Iverson among his favorite all-time players), and the Sixers would have appeared to be near the top of the list.
As has been the case in the past, James didn't have enough help as the Cavs were swept, dropping him to 3-6 in the NBA Finals - a record sometimes used to compare him to Michael Jordan.
It means James will not have the opportunity to go head-to-head with the Warriors a fifth time in as many years in the Finals, with the Lakers and Golden State only being able to meet as far as the Conference Finals.
James' media ventures that include everything from product endorsements to running his own production company take place in Los Angeles.
By moving West for the first time in his career, James will face a stiffer competition night in, night out, with Steph Curry's Warriors, James' Rockets and a whole lot of stacked teams crowding the playoff race.
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.
WHY NOT: Youth; the Western Conference. He thanked Cavaliers fans in an Instagram post, saying the city will always be his home.
Samsung has set August 9th for a new Galaxy device launch event with the unveiling set to happen in Brooklyn, New York. To recall, Galaxy Note 8 had a serial number SM-N950, for the Note 7 it was SM-N930, while the Note 5 was SM-N920.
Totally understand all the counter-arguments, including momentum and, yes, the possibility of facing Colombia. Marcus Rashford could also come in for Raheem Sterling , who has underperformed so far in Russian Federation .
Additionally, Pete Lau has also confirmed the news that OnePlus plans on producing their first 5G smartphone, by next year. Another major move that OnePlus is planning to make is to be available in partnership with a U.S. carrier.
It was only in the final group match that Marcos Rojo and talisman Lionel Messi fired La Albiceleste into the round of 16. There is not a single player that can contain him there. "We have complete faith in our abilities", said Sampaoli.
Suarez is a pest, and defends from the front with the same ferocity as Godin and Gimenez 70 yards further back. Kylian Mbbape scored a brace while Antoine Griezmann and Benjamin Pavard scored the two other goals.
The lawsuit claims Trump's order is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who already were separated. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., from districts with large numbers of Hispanic voters, helped force Ryan to stage immigration votes.
The footballing universe are collectively hoping both teams go for a win and don't play out for a negative result. England will face Colombia if they lose on Thursday night to Belgium and finish second in their group.
The legal dispute between the two tech giants started in 2011 when Apple sued Samsung , who countersued Apple the same year. The amount of damages due APPLE has been bounced around through a series of appeals for years.
Spain then almost doubled their lead before a spectacular header from Robin van Persie got the Dutch even. Ozil will likely take some time to relax, before starting preparations ahead of the new season.
Therefore, it seems as though there's very little potential for any negative drama to happen between the two moving forward. During the postseason, James averaged 34.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 9.0 assists while playing 41.9 minutes per game.
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The reason an exact time is being talked about for launching the Fortnite Rocket is due to it being a live in-game event. For the most part, players watched side by side in a truce for the opportunity to catch the one time launch.
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Side A closes with the ironically titled "Is There More" (oh, there is), and Side B gets off to a slow start. The admission caps off a period of intense speculation, but some details are yet to be clarified.
Japan survives despite loss to Poland
He said his decision to make six changes to his side was down to fatigue rather than any attempt to play for a draw. The Japanese played out goalless draw at halftime and were looking like they were heading for the exit doors.
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Croatia showed none of that lethargy to start the second half, however, and it was in the 53rd minute when Badelj broke through. The Iceland defender Sverrir Ingason almost scored twice just moments later, heading just over and then again off the crossbar.
Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia
The World Cup 2018 Twitter page published video of the sweet gesture, saying that it was "the best thing you will see today". Recall that at the last world cup in 2014 in Brazil, Japan lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife.