LeBron James trades The Land for LA LA Land: Crowquill

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Obviously, the team signed LeBron James to a four-year max contract, but they remained quite busy after that. Lance Stephenson will surely provide some value coming off the bench and provide flexibility to the Lakers roster.

The Indians haven't won the World Series in 70 years, but they came close just two seasons ago.

On Friday, James informed the Cavs that he was not exercising his $35.6 million option and becoming a free agent.

Of course, Ball couldn't make his argument without at least some trash talk, so he took a few jabs at Irving while attempting to favorably contrast his son with the five-time All-Star, now with the Celtics. Plain and simple. He carried a mediocre Cleveland team last season to the NBA Finals.

"Lonzo's going to get along with anybody he plays with", claimed the father. James helped seal a Game 7 win with a chase-down block of Andre Iguodala, the signature moment of a career that has shown no signs of decay.

A transcription of his Lakers and Warriors-related answers is below.

Uruguay sweating over Cavani for France clash
However, Cavani struck a well-placed shot in the 62nd minute to ensure that Portugal moves on to the quarter finals. Suarez is a pest, and defends from the front with the same ferocity as Godin and Gimenez 70 yards further back.

A general view of a new LeBron James banner outside Quicken Loans Arena before a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

LeBron James' decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers was nearly unanimously heralded as the ideal move for the National Basketball Association. However, his strong offensive efforts through the season and the Playoffs was not enough as the Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. The Lakers are not only relevant again, they look like a team that can win a championship.

With LeBron choosing Los Angeles in free agency, the Eastern Conference is now wide open.

After James announced his decision to join the Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million deal Sunday, the Lakers' jersey sales skyrocketed and prices spiked on the secondary ticket market.

Philadelphia was one of the rumored destinations favored to snag James.

The reach of NBA stars into Hollywood stands in contrast with the other "Big Three" professional sports in the U.S. Both Major League Baseball and the NFL have plenty of stars of their own, but its basketball's elite that makes the big plays in Hollywood.