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moncler factory outlet Late on July 1, LeBron James, the most highly regarded professional athlete since Michael Jordan, signed a four year, $153.3 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. moncler factory outlet

James to the Lakers has been an idea floated since the Cavs won the 2016 title. During the 2017 NBA playoffs, executives and agents began to wonder if James would finally take his talents to LaLa land after hitting free agency in 2018.

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cheap moncler outlet Jordan didn’t go to Washington because it was the best place cheap moncler jackets to win championships. He was moncler mens jackets going to bed on a pile of cash and six rings. There are three stages to being a legend: Let me show you how great I am, let me win some rings and awards to validate my greatness, and No. 3 is the mogul stage, which James is currently in. And a lot of those moguls end up in Los Angeles in tech, in movies, in entertainment, in sports James made the right move. cheap moncler outlet

It always felt right. Welcome to the mogul stage, LeBron. This decision affected his championship aspirations, however.

Picking the Lakers failed to narrow the gap with Golden State and it made his path to a fourth championship buy moncler jackets even more challenging. What’s more, his best case scenario with the Lakers, which included landing Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, fell apart when George re signed with the Thunder on July 1.

Then, to top it off, James’ mountain got even steeper once the Warriors plucked DeMarcus Cousins on the cheap. doesn’t land Leonard, James could easily see his streak of eight straight Finals trips end with a first or second round exit. It will be hard to spark another round of GOAT debates if he’s at home in May.

But the past cheap moncler few weeks have made it clear that James decision was never about anyone but him and his family.

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His SpringHill Entertainment has several deals under wraps. Its first feature film slated is a remake of the 1990 Kid ‘n Play film “House Party.” There’s also a CBS produced sports agency comedy series in the works and a number of other projects. James is the executive producer for all of them. There’s also the possibility of an expanded acting career. is home for James and his family. They love it there. It’s where James’ oldest son has reportedly committed to play basketball at Private school powerhouse Sierra Canyon, which was first mentioned byGary Payton in an interview with Black Sports Online. outweigh the need for more titles.”

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Rondo is supposed to have a high basketball IQ, but he also has a spiny personality and has feuded with both cheap moncler coats opponents and teammates at most of his stops. Stephenson is the most curious signing. It is difficult to find a moncler outlet sale more wildly inconsistent player in the NBA. He also doesn bring any shooting, usually a no no for any supporting cast member with LeBron.

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