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LaVar Ball May be Right About LeBron James Joining the Los Angeles Lakers


The Cleveland Cavaliers are in complete and utter dysfunction. This statement is not an exaggeration, but a total fact. What we are witnessing is one of the worst implosions with a player considered to be the best in the world, happening right before our eyes. When LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie phenom, Lonzo first stated LeBron James would again take his talents elsewhere — destination Los Angeles — I believed there could be some truth to it, but now, it’s almost a certainty.

The Cavs have been on national television (unfortunately) a record number of times this year. Much to the displeasure of NBA fans and the god-awful product they’ve forced us to partake in, we have been able to see first-hand just how terrible things must be inside the locker room as well as the organization as a whole.

This sparks good news for Lakers fans.

For all of the drama LeBron creates and seems to surround himself with, this season tops it all. It started in the playoffs when after ousting the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, he stated he did not want to talk about the trilogy match up between the Golden State Warriors (during his interview) because it was “too stressful” to even think about it. Now, I can understand the thought of not wanting to engage in conversation about the upcoming opponent after a victory, but the context and from the deliverer of the message is what makes this interesting to start off. Then, his performance in the Finals left a lot to be desired. Sure, he averaged a triple-double, and played well on the surface. However, there were many times he appeared disengaged and uninterested to play on the defensive side of the ball as he did in 2016 when he absolutely dominated the last three games defensively.

Now, fast-forward to the offseason when the bombshell of all bombshells hit the sports world when Kyrie Irving was announced to be traded to the Celtics, primarily due to not wanting to play with LeBron further. As we’re seeing now, he had good reason for this. But not just this, the Cavs’ former GM, David Griffin was not retained and it appeared the wheels were starting to fall off from there.

But. Even still, many people felt with what the Cavs got in return from the Irving trade was enough to keep them as Eastern Conference favorites and possible contenders to defeat the Warriors. The additions of scoring sensation, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and the Brooklyn Nets’ pick had for sure bones to do some damage, even if it meant the Cavs could use some of these pieces as trade bait to get a player such as Anthony Davis (who I lobbied for), Demarcus Cousins, or someone else of that caliber.

They never did.

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LaVar Ball sports a Lakers inspired Big Baller Brand hat a the 2017 NBA Draft. He’s stated multiple times he believes LeBron James will indeed join Lonzo during this upcoming free agency period.

Now, they are the doormat of the NBA, which is something I thought I’d never see with a LeBron-led team. Last night for instance, after thumping the downtrodden Orlando Magic from the start with 43 points in the first quarter, they ended with only 31 points in the second half, including 9 points in the fourth, to get spanked themselves, 116-98. If this isn’t rock bottom, I don’t know what is.

Which brings us back to LaVar. Ever since Lonzo was drafted by the Lakers, the outspoken father has been clear on his quest in recruiting LeBron to play with his son. He believes in order for LeBron to surpass Michael Jordan as the best player ever, he must do so with a franchise such as the Lakers. Not only that, but he has to have a three-peat. As we have seen so far this season, these young Lakers have a strong core with Lonzo, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma as future stars in this league.

Nobody, and I repeat, nobody ever knows what LeBron will do when it comes to his free agency destination. However, unless Dan Gilbert sells the team (likely to him and his group) before that happens, expect LeBron to venture to pastures much greener than Cleveland. I hear L.A. is nice all year long — and as LaVar says — he should go ahead and change his name to L.A.Bron.

Brandon Williams is the Editor in Chief for Fresh Sports TalkYou can follow him on Twitter @TalkinWithFresh, or “Like” him on Facebook.

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