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Danny Green Signs Two-Year $30 Million Deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers finally signed a reigning NBA champion small forward to their roster. It just wasn’t the one they were hoping for.

Upon learning that Kawhi Leonard was spurning their offer, while still moving into their building, the Lakers signed the next best free agent on the market.

The Lakers had $32 million of cap space waiting to spend on Leonard. Since he chose to sign with the Clippers instead, they all of a sudden have money to spend on other free agents.

Green, 32, was the best remaining free agent on the market after most significant free agents signed within the first three days of the moratorium.

Green is still a reliable three-and-D player that will fit nicely in the Lakers starting lineup alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma.

The Lakers are now firmly entrenched in plan B, as they are also bringing back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a two-year deal.

The Lakers will now work swiftly to fill out the rest of their roster, as they try to build as much depth as they can with what is now a depleted free agent class.

While the Lakers will still be much improved next year with the addition of Anthony Davis, missing out on the opportunity to be the clear favorites with Kawhi is going to be a tough pill to swallow.

Especially as the Clippers now figure to be the Lakers chief rival in the Western Conference.

Lets also not forget, that there is another championship-contender in California as well.

They just happen to reside in the Bay Area and have owned the Western Conference for the last five years.

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Lavar Declares Lonzo, LaMelo won’t leave BBB

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For the Big Baller Brand, it’s all about family.

However, after the Ball family’s company had been hit with fraud, scandals, and faulty products, New Orleans Pelicans Lonzo Ball and top 2020 NBA Draft prospect LaMelo Ball are considering starting fresh with new endorsement deals.

But according to their father Lavar Ball, his two sons aren’t going anywhere.

In his TMZ interview, the CEO of Big Baller Brand stated, “Lonzo can think all day. He ainโ€™t signing with nobody but Big Baller Brand.โ€

Recently, Lonzo openly stated he is interested in signing endorsement deals withย other brands. Lonzo has also encouraged his brother LaMelo toย take meetings with other shoe brandsย before signing a shoe deal.

Lonzo has appeared to be at odds with Lavar all offseason. After Big Baller Brand Co-Founder Alan Foster allegedly stole $1.5 million from the company, Lonzo became wary of the company’s value. In response, Lavar claimed Lonzo is “damaged goods” on their hit reality TV show Ball in the Family.

Lonzo has also gone on record to bash the quality of BBB’s products, claiming he “had to switch [his shoes] every quarter because they would just rip.”

Lavar also said LaMelo would stay with the brand as well, even though he has not worn any BBB shoes while playing in the NBL in Australia.ย Nikeย has reportedly scouted LaMelo for a potential endorsement deal with the Oregon-based company.

With the Big Baller Brand facing so much turmoil, Lavar’s fatherly commands may not be enough to keep his sons with the family brand.

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NBA Season Preview and Power Rankings

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We are only one week away from getting our first taste of action for the 2019-20 NBA regular season.

Next Tuesday night, the Toronto Raptors will raise their first championship banner to the rafters and give out their championship rings.

The defending champs will then kick off the season for the NBA against the up-and-coming New Orleans Pelicans, in a precursor to the game we have all been waiting to watch.

After the Raptors game, all eyes will be glued to the battle of Los Angeles, when the Clippers square off against the Lakers for the first time this season.

That game has great significance now that it will pit two of the league’s most dynamic duos against one another, as LeBron James and Anthony Davis face Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

LeBron was the only player of the four superstars that was in L.A. last season, as the NBA landscape has changed significantly since a year ago.

With all of the player movement that took place in free agency, the NBA is more wide open than it has been in a long time.

There aren’t many teams that are coming into this season expecting to miss the playoffs and plenty of them actually feel like they have a legitimate chance to make a deep playoff run towards a championship.

As we all anxiously await the first tip, take a look at the first power rankings of the 2019-20 season.

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The Washington Mystics Win First WNBA Championship in Thrilling Fashion

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What a difference a year makes for the Washington Mystics.

After being swept in last year’s WNBA Finals by the Seattle Storm, the Mystics came back this season with a vengeance.

Lead by league MVP Elena Della Donne, the Mystics secured the best regular-season record in the WNBA and battled in a grueling Finals series against the Connecticut Sun, winning the series 3-2.

With Della Donne battling several injuries (including three herniated discs in her back), it was Emma Meesseman that delivered with 22 points in the winner-take-all Game 5.


Messeman became the first European-born WNBA Finals MVP, while Della Donne added 21 points. Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones fought hard to the very end, leading the runner-ups with 25 points.

This championship was a long time coming for Mystic’s Head Coach Mike Thibault. The winningest coach in WNBA history finally secured his first title after 17 seasons.

Washington Wizards players John Wall, Bradley Beal, Ian Mahinmi and CJ Miles were in attendance to cheer on the Mystics.

With the tenacity these women have shown throughout the season, it’s no surprised Della Done is looking forward to some much-deserved rest.

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