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Ball says LeBron enough for Lakers to beat loaded Warriors

05 July 2018, 08:53 | Cameron Gross

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Here's some more news you already know: LaVar Ball is already insisting that his son, Lonzo Ball, is going to make LeBron better.

Now, the outspoken father of Lakers guard Lonzo Ball predicts James will help Los Angeles win at least two championships, although he is hoping for four.

Here is the answer: exactly what James and Lakers president Magic Johnson planned when they met for more than three hours on the first night of free agency.

The Lakers will be Rondo's fifth team in the last five seasons after spending the first eight-plus seasons with the Boston Celtics, which included a title in 2008 and being a four-time All-Star from 2010-13. During the past NBA Playoffs, James surpassed center Kareem Abdul Jabbar's record as most postseason field goals. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP wants out of San Antonio and last week some even suggested the Lakers might put together a trade to get Leonard to convince LeBron to sign. After all, they're only for one year, and the Lakers probably aren't contending this year anyway. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is staying, along with - for now - the young core of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

The best player of his generation might no longer be the best recruiter in the league. The most plausible explanation is that the brand is trolling LeBron James, the National Basketball Association, and its fans by concocting a wild story about a $50,000 fine and getting a little extra attention in the process. "He's just got that special gift", Ball said. He played 52 games during his rookie season, averaging 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 34.2 minutes per game.

It's hilarious to watch so-called Lakers fans publicly pondering whether they can still support the team with James on board.

Not only are they odd moves because, well, they aren't exactly great players, but they also don't fit too well with LeBron's style of play.

Given the Golden State Warriors' addition of DeMarcus Cousins to what was already a ludicrously loaded roster, a championship seems logically out of reach for anybody else in the National Basketball Association.

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