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NBA Star Admits He Thought He Was Going To The Lakers

DeMar DeRozan had a different destination in mind before joining the Chicago Bulls last year. Speaking on The Old Man & the Three podcast, the five-time All-Star said he was "hell-bent on playing for the Lakers." The California native assumed he would go home to join forces with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
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How rich is LeBron James? Here's a breakdown of his wealth.

LeBron James' move this week to buy into a professional pickleball team is unlikely to weigh heavily on his pocketbook. The Los Angeles Laker star became a billionaire earlier this year due to his mix of real estate holdings, ownership in sports teams, and many sponsorship and endorsement deals, according to a Forbes estimate that pegged his net worth at $1.2 billion. That milestone is one James has been working toward for almost a decade. In a 2014 interview with GQ, he said he was working to maximize his business ventures and that he would be excited to one day hit the billion-dollar mark.
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Why again is it encouraging that Anthony Davis was more hurt than he let on last year?

Lakers camp has opened, and we have to pretend that this team is seriously moving forward with this roster for the rest of the season. New coach Darwin Ham is stressing defense, and LeBron James is following suit. Russell Westbrook, “a great part of our team.” There’s an obvious lack of shooting to anyone outside the organization, and I guess beat writers have to nod and report outlandish assertions as if they’re fact like Patrick Beverly saying he’s an “elite catch-and-shoot 3-point shooter, obviously.”
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College Basketball World Is Praying For USC Star Freshman

USC freshman basketball player Vince Iwuchukwu's career has been put on hold indefinitely. A top-30 recruit, the 7-foot Iwuchukwu arrived on campus with high expectations. However, as he revealed to CBS Sports' Matt Norlander, Iwuchukwu was hospitalized in July after suffering cardiac arrest during a workout. "This past summer I...
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DeMar DeRozan was ‘hell-bent’ on playing for Lakers before Russell Westbrook trade

The Lakers had an opportunity to sign free agent forward DeMar DeRozan before the 2021-22 season. Instead, they opted to trade for point guard Russell Westbrook. That decision didn’t turn out so well, with Westbrook shooting under 30 percent from three while averaging 18.5 points, his lowest point total since 2009-10, his second year in the league. DeRozan, meanwhile, shot over 50 percent rom the field while averaging a career-high 27.9 points for the Bulls. DeRozan, recently a guest on JJ Redick’s podcast “The Old Man & The Three,” revealed that he was excited about the prospect of going to Los Angeles...
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DeMar DeRozan thought Lakers signing was 'done deal'

DeMar DeRozan thought it was all said and done. In the summer of 2021, he was going home to become a Los Angeles Laker. “I thought it was a done deal,” DeRozan said on JJ Redick’s The Old Man and the Three podcast. “ I took a trip to Mexico just to get away because I could just feel the anticipation of everything. So I was like, ‘I'm going away for a couple of days, take my mind off it.’ And by the time I come home [it will] be free agency – signed with the Lakers.”
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LeBron James Was 'Never Comfortable' In Miami Like He Is In Los Angeles

LeBron James signed an extension with the Los Angeles Lakers this past offseason, which represents at least a six-year commitment to the franchise. James spent only four seasons with the Miami Heat before returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers for another four-year stint. James has clearly built a life for himself...
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Price tag on LeBron James’ wine flex, revealed

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is not only a genius on the basketball court, as evidenced by his four MVPs and four championships, he is also a genius when it comes to wine choices. A noted oenophile (wine connoisseur), LeBron has long impressed his teammates with his knowhow of the grape-based alcoholic drink, and now, LeBron is back at it again, flexing his immense wine knowledge (and wealth) by showing the world the specific brand he had for a drink.
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