Cedi Osman sends goodbye message to LeBron James, Lakers

Cedi Osman sends goodbye message to LeBron James, Lakers

With James headed to California, Nike, who owns the banner, began removing it Tuesday.

The Lakers' next steps are unclear, and though James may be patient about building a contender, he's 33 years old. For the most part they seemed grateful to James for leading the team to their 2016 Championship win. He averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game for IN last season, his first campaign without missing a game. "He clashed with Kobe Bryant, voiced frustration with coach Mike D'Antoni, and seemingly burned his bridges after the season was over by leaving to sign with the Houston Rockets despite the Lakers' impassioned "#StayD12" campaign.

While the roster was pretty much depleted with James, theres only one remaining player of interest for the Bulls: Kevin Love.

Turkish rookie Osman played sparingly in his first season, but standing at 203cm, he plays the same position and no doubt learnt a lot from King James in their one year together in Ohio.

USA media reports said the Lakers move was sealed following a meeting late Saturday between James and the team's president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson.


But knocking off the Warriors will be by no means easy and James will be well aware of that. It appeared as if the New Orleans Pelicans' superstar DeMarcus Cousins was going to sign with the Lakers as well, until he signed a one-year deal with the Warriors.

Howard, who was recently traded from the Charlotte Hornets to the Brooklyn Nets, is close to an agreement on a one-year deal, according to Yahoo!

Mike D'Antoni's team went on to have the best regular-season record, but they still fell to Golden State in the Western Conference finals in the absence of the often-injured Paul. The players are nice in theory - Stephenson is a big, athletic ball-handler who can be a pest on defense; McGree is a rim-running, rim-protecting big man; Rondo is one of the smartest players in the National Basketball Association and one of the most gifted passers - but they have rarely ever fully utilized their skills, particularly in recent years.

If anyone can do it, it's LeBron.

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