Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Business | By Eloise Houston

LeBron Will Wear #23 For Lakers; Jersey Pre-Orders, Ticket Prices Skyrocket

LeBron Will Wear #23 For Lakers; Jersey Pre-Orders, Ticket Prices Skyrocket

Fans in OH, meanwhile, are looking to move forward: James' jersey sales have plunged by 40 percent in the Cavs' team shop at Quicken Loans Arena. While the pain of not having James anymore will be unavoidable in the coming seasons, considering the reactions to his departure throughout Cleveland, it seems many agree that it was all worth it. I don't think he's jumping for joy that LeBron James is in L.A. with the Lakers. With that announcement, the Lakers became the big winners of 2018 free agency. Even though Leonard has reportedly made it clear he intends to sign with the Lakers once he hits the free-agent market next summer, it hasn't made trade talks any easier, especially with what they're asking in return from the storied franchise. Talking with the Spurs about a Kawhi Leonard trade will be Johnson's biggest and most hard task, but if he can get a deal done, LeBron will have his needed sidekick.

Players like Kentavous Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, and Rajon Rondo are all quality pickups. 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. James' decision left a power vacuum in the Eastern Conference. At 270 pounds (listed weight), Cousins would probably take a while to get back into the swing of things, so you're really talking about two months - maybe three if they make the playoffs - with Cousins in the fold.

Following confirmation that James had become a Laker, Westgate SuperBook gave the Boston side +350 odds of winning their first National Basketball Association title since 2008 next season - the same odds as the Lakers while the Sixers had the fifth-best odds at +1400.

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