However, even adding LeBron and Paul George (or another second superstar) to the Lakers young core likely makes them the third best team in the West, behind Golden State and Houston.
The Cavaliers without a major overhaul won't be the best team in the East next year, and that makes the chances of a five-peat between Cleveland and Golden State very, very remote. Fresh off an unexpected run to the Eastern Conference Finals where it took the Cavaliers to seven games, Boston will have its two best players back next year when Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward return from season-ending injuries.
When J.R. Smith made the gaffe that changed everything for the Cleveland Cavaliers, we suspected that he might have just broken LeBron James. "I can't share that info but we've been number one in sales for the National Basketball Association for the last four years", said Jeff Knepp, Warriors retail manager. Example: me, an average National Basketball Association fan who was born in IN and grew up a Pacers fan and moved to OH in middle school. Subbed out of Game 4 with four minutes remaining, the home fans gave James a standing ovation that felt like goodbye, but even James isn't sure if Friday was his final game as a Cavalier. "The one thing I've always done is considered my family - especially where my boys are at this point in their age".
But as anyone who has watched this Golden State stretch up close knows, this latest title season was hardly a carbon copy of the two that came before.
LeBron may have been the one to talk the talk during his days with The Heatles and say, "not one, not two, not three, not four..." but now he's the key to stopping the Warriors from walking the walk. It always does. It's also good to be wanted.
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Mr Kim has the "opportunity" to make a deal with the US, Mr Trump said on Saturday, but he "won't have that opportunity again". Kim met the Singaporean prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, briefly on Sunday, smiling broadly as the two posed for photographs.
And while it's anyone's guess so far, the key to answering the concern lies in not what. but why. "Obviously, I'd love to play with LeBron the rest of my career, but that will be a choice that he makes". "I mean, we all know that", Lue said.
At the moment the list of suitors is limited, but it could grow before July as teams position themselves to acquire one of the game's most transcendent forces. "I just appreciate what he's done for us this season". I bet they would look for a first-round pick in that trade.
"The Bay Area allows me to be who I am, as a city, to just blend in, and the team allows me to do the same thing", Durant said.
Pau Gasol, Rudy Gay and Davis Bertans would undoubtedly relish the opportunity to play alongside the greatest player of his generation, while in Dejounte Murray the Spurs have one of the most exciting point guards in the league.
My example for pride might be a bit different, but bear with me.