James made the move to the Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers official in July when the three-time National Basketball Association champion signed a four-year $154 million contact.
"Strictly a business decision", was the withering verdict of TNT commentator Charles Barkley. Walton still spends ample time educating his younger players on the fundamental aspects of his scheme, but the Lakers' veteran leadership is accelerating the youngsters' growth, Walton said. When I do it at the level I do, everything else will take care of itself.
Whether the component parts of the Lakers roster can give him enough support to provide a credible challenge this season remains to be seen but, certainly, the bookmakers are not ruling it out, with only odds-on favourites and champions Golden State Warriors ahead of them.
Success for the Los Angeles Lakers' first season with LeBron James will be measured by whether the team can make the playoffs after a five-year absence, owner Jeanie Buss has told Reuters.
GREAT COACHES: San Antonio's Gregg Popovich enters the season with 1,197 wins, fifth-most in National Basketball Association history - 13 behind Pat Riley and 24 behind Jerry Sloan.
With Warriors head coach Steve Kerr having been added to the coaching staff as an assistant to Gregg Popovich, it seems Team USA will make a serious pitch to get the stars from Golden State on board for 2020. "They can pick up right where they left off, starting with training camp". So we have a long way to go.
MTV's 'The Real World' gets a reboot on Facebook Watch
MTV has announced The Real World is coming to Facebook Watch, Facebook's streaming service that's very slowly amassing content. It was a reality show back before reality shows were so prevalent, and it grew into a cultural phenomenon.
STEPH RISING: Speaking of rising up career charts, Golden State's Stephen Curry could easily be No. 3 on the all-time list for 3-pointers made by the end of this season.
"Next summer they will be a year older". Meanwhile, the Warriors played without Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala. A Lakers lineup without James then repeated the feat in a 119-105 win on Friday.
It only lasted four seasons, but James' time with the Heat is memorable for providing him with his first two National Basketball Association titles.
Los Angeles Lakers got their coveted free agent in Lebron James.
The second quarter began much better for Ball as he caught an alley-oop from James and threw it down with a two-hand slam that was probably the highlight of the night. "His communications skills are incredible, and it's contagious and it helps the whole team". We're all new to each other. "That's what happens with a team that's new", he said.
Authorities in Vietnam have released dissident blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known by the pseudonym "Mother Mushroom". Quynh received the International Women of Courage Award in 2017, presented to her in absentia by U.S.
The Apple iPhone Xr will be available for pre-order this week, and local stores have unveiled their pricing for the device. The affordable iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch LCD screen with liquid Retina display and aluminium body instead of a steel one.
At the rear, it gets a new set of LED tail light clusters and an LED light bar that runs across the width of the vehicle . The Cayenne Turbo is the first SUV in the world to have an adaptive roof spoiler as part of its active aerodynamics.
A unsafe and rare disease that's similar to the polio virus is on the rise in the USA , and it has health officials baffled. Some also experience facial droop, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing, or slurred speech.
It announced it was suspending operations and cancelling all its flights just before midnight on Wednesday (October 17). Another company has since named itself Cyprus Airways after acquiring the logo and the brand from the Cypriot state.
A Turkish court on Friday convicted Brunson of having links to terrorism and sentenced him to just over three years in prison. President Trump welcomed the Brunsons to the White House over the weekend, just after the couple's return stateside.
Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada
Canada is the second country in the world to legalize marijuana (behind Uruguay), but the laws do vary from province to province . MI and North Dakota are the only states this year deciding on the legalization of recreational marijuana this November election.
Barcelona willing to meet Neymar's €220m release clause
Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic were also some of Neymar's close acquaintances and he still considers Barcelona as "his club". Barcelona have reportedly indicated that they are ready to secure a reunion with Neymar in the summer.
EBay sues Amazon over alleged poaching of sellers
It says Amazon representatives abused eBay's internal email system to contact sellers - a violation of the marketplace's policies. Ebay called it an "orchestrated, coordinated, worldwide campaign" to "illegally lure eBay sellers to sell on Amazon".
Jamal Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia
Trump earlier had said Saudi Arabia could face "severe punishment" if it was proven it was involved in Khashoggi's disappearance. A team of around 10 Turkish police investigators and a prosecutor had already left after a nine-hour search.
Diddy Breaks Up With Cassie For Model
Diddy was also spitted with another woman called Gina Hunyh , who he is rumoured to have been dating in the past. Recall that he said in 2015 that he wasn't thinking of marriage on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live".
Facebook breach a `wake-up call`: Cybersecurity expert
Thus far, none of the authorities investigating the breach have commented on Facebook's culpability in the matter. The company said it hasn't ruled out the possibility of smaller-scale attacks that used the same vulnerability.
Inside Canada's First Legal Recreational Cannabis Stores
Washington, D.C. also reversed its recent ban that kept Canadians who work in the legal cannabis industry from entering the U.S. The use of cannabis by adults in private places was legalized by South Africa's highest court in September.
Did Meghan Markle snub Melbourne designers on royal tour?
From there, they will head to a reception being held at Government House, before being treated to a Melbourne tram ride. Serena Williams wearing the same "Boss Serena Blazer" that Meghan Markle stepped out in on her visit to Dubbo .