All-Star guard Rondo joins LeBron's revamped Lakers

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The four-time National Basketball Association most value player informed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6m (£26.8m) option and was becoming a free agent. But the Lakers need a center and nearly the entire regime (from the players to the coaching staff to the front office) is now different from when Howard played there.

This is the second time the enormous image of James will be removed.

Love, a for five-time All-Star and National Basketball Association champion may be the most disrespected man in Cavaliers' history.

Even as the LeBron James version of the Los Angeles Lakers begins to assemble, an iconic 10-story banner of James is about to be removed from a Cleveland building. James returned to the Cavs in 2014, then later led the team to their first championship title (2016).

James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, now joins a club with money to spend and a desire to rebuild into a championship team.

James and the Cavaliers had been beaten in 3 out of 4 NBA Finals against the Warriors since 2015.

Back in 2010 at the time of James "taking his talents to South Beach" and Gilbert's original letter, many dismissed the idea of the three-time NBA MVP ever returning to Cleveland simply based on its owner's original farewell letter.

James signed with the Lakers just hours after opting out of the final year of his contract with the Cavaliers.

Though James will be playing for another team next season, there is no denying the impact he had on Northeast Ohio.

USA media reports said the Lakers move was sealed following a meeting late Saturday between James and the team's president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson. Rondo could also be an excellent tutor for Lonzo Ball, last year's No. 2 overall draft pick who shares numerous veteran's traits, including slick passing skills and ... an alarming inability to shoot well. More could follow if the Lakers make a trade with the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard, with the likes of Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma possibly on the table. It brought in an estimated $21 million in earned media for Goodyear.

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