LeBron James called former teammate Kyrie Irving soft

Friday, 13 Jul, 2018

In the weeks leading up to the start of 2018 National Basketball Association free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers steadily began to emerge as the frontrunner to sign LeBron James.

That James signed with Los Angeles ultimately did not come as much of a surprise, but the multi-year deal was not something that could've been foreseen.

"I thought I had learned a long time ago to never touch religion or politics", Never said.

The Cavaliers beat the Celtics, Bulls and Hawks to advance to the NBA Finals and Kyrie would play in Game 1 against the Warriors, but went down to the ground in overtime and not return for the series after he fractured his left kneecap.

"I guess it is never touch religion, politics or anyone against Kobe", Never cracked.

Additionally, while the Cavs talk about winning, a couple players on this list may imporve their trade value by virtue of getting more opportunities with James gone.

An unknown vandal spray painted a yellow line across the mural over the weekend, adding the words "No King, ' 'LeFraud, ' and '3-6, ' the latter being a reference to James" lifetime record in the NBA Finals between his two tenures in Cleveland and one stint in Miami. "At first when we had the original piece, there was a ton of positivity, but also a ton of like pro-Kobe, anti-LeBron sentiment. In 2018, it was just about doing what he wants to do".

"I got a ton of support", Never said.

"I called him and said, 'Well, did the sun come up this morning?'" Elisburg said, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

In addition to James, the Lakers bolstered their roster with the signings of JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson, to go along with re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.