LeBron James’ first NBA free agency decision, back in 2010, was met with contempt. Cleveland fans burned his jersey in the streets. After winning two titles in South Beach, James returned to Cleveland for a second chance to end the city’s major pro championship drought — which stretched back to 1954 — and become beloved again.
Hollywood did not waste any time to roll out the welcome wagon for LeBron James after he turned in his Cleveland Cavaliers jersey and signed a 4-year $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. Kobe Bryant, Chris Rock, Ava DuVernay, Chrissy
The Los Angeles Lakers won a grand total of 35 games last season in the NBA's always-tough Western Conference, but guess who just became one of the oddsmakers' favorites to win it all next season? With the announcement of LeBron James' decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and head for Los Angeles with a four-year, $154 million contract in tow, the betting lines have changed seismically in Las Vegas. While the Golden State Warriors, winners of three of the last four NBA titles, remain the favorites at minus-110 — meaning that a gambler would have to wager $110 to win $100 — the Lakers and the Boston Celtics are next at 7/2, followed by the Rockets at 7/1.
The rocky start continues for Boston's newest Celtic Robert Williams. After oversleeping which delayed his introductory conference call on June 22, Williams was a no-show at practice on Sunday after missing his flight. "Everyone's disappointed," said Celtics summer league coach Jay Larranaga following a 2 ½ hour practice.
Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams will have years to impress the hometown fans with his play. Williams continued to dig a deeper hole Sunday, when the team revealed a missed flight led to Williams missing his first day of Summer League practice. Why did Robert Williams miss his first day of Summer League practice?
The Los Angeles Clippers will kick off free agency by meeting with shooting guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Avery Bradley, according to multiple reports. Caldwell-Pope, 25, played for the Los Angeles Lakers last year after four seasons in Detroit and will meet with the Clippers on Monday, according to ESPN. Picked No. 8 overall in 2013 by the Pistons, Caldwell-Pope has averaged 12 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 388 career games.
Aron Baynes, who started virtually every game last season with Boston, is staying with the Celtics. A person familiar with the negotiations says Baynes has agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.
A former undrafted free agent, Baynes spent four years playing for various teams in Europe before joining the San Antonio Spurs and battling his way up from the then-D League affiliate Austin Toros in 2013.
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics moved one step closer towards bringing the band back together in coming to terms on a multi-year deal with Aron Baynes.Boston quickly came to terms on a two-year, $11 million deal with the second season being a player option
After playing 14 games in his rookie season, Markelle Fultz will not play in NBA Summer League. (Getty) After playing 23 total minutes in this past year’s NBA playoffs, it appears as if Philadelphia 76ers point guard and former No. 1 draft pick Markelle