James had been clear that he wouldn't engage with the Cavaliers throughout the pre-draft and pre-free-agent process, and he has stayed consistent with that posture. However, all signs seem to be pointing at him entering unrestricted free agency as he has until Friday to exercise that player option.
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He is considering announcing his next team on Instagram TV as well as his "Uninterrupted" platform but his free agency decision will also be a part of the trailer for the "Space Jam 2" movie. But George won't go to Los Angeles unless LeBron chooses them too.
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Dominika Cibulkova misses out on being seeded following Williams' elevation, a decision the Slovakian said would be unfair. She has been critical of the WTA ranking system and the disadvantages it places on women who take maternity leave.
While Smith didn't say which team in Los Angeles James would be heading to, it can safely be assumed he means to join the Lakers.
Reporting on Wednesday indicated that there was pressure being applied on the Lakers to acquire Leonard to help their odds in signing James. According to ESPN, that is exactly what Cleveland is trying to do. I'm telling you I don't give a damn. I don't know what Kevin Durant's response to it was.
Irving, who was on the Cavaliers from 2011 to 2017, played with James in Cleveland from 2014 until the Celtics traded for him this past August.
San Antonio would prefer to bring back the two-time National Basketball Association defensive player of the year and 2014 Finals MVP, with a contract extension worth over $200 million somewhere on the table, but Leonard distanced himself from the team last season while missing most of it with a mysteriously stubborn thigh injury.