Charles Barkley weighs in on LeBron James’ decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

Shortly after the announcement, which came in a surprising manner, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account.
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In contrast to James’ previous departure, to which he responded with an angry missive, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert lauded Womens Pat McAfee Jersey James for leading the team to its first championship.

James gave Cleveland something to remember in his final season. He played in all 82 regular-season games and then somehow carried a team Tyler Thornburg Jersey that underwent several transformations to a fourth straight conference title and matchup against the Warriors.

As has been the case in the past, James didn’t have enough help as the Cavs were swept, dropping him to 3-6 in the NBA Finals – a record sometimes used to compare him to Michael Jordan.

A source with the Spurs told ESPN that Leonard hasn’t asked them for a trade.

If Leonard does become available in trade talks, the Boston Celtics will be interested in probing the Spurs about a deal, league sources told Wojnarowski. Boston inquired about a trade prior to the February deadline, sources said.

The Spurs may not give into Leonard’s preferred destination if you look at how the Indiana Pacers dealt with Paul George’s request last year, according to Wojnarowski.

Indiana had little interest in Paul George trade w/ Lakers — and that’ll be case for Spurs too. Boston gives Spurs best building blocks of assets — one of young forwards (likely Jaylen Brown), its own 18 pick/19 protected Kings pick, etc. Lonzo to Spurs? Don’t hold your breath.

Leonard has communicated with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in recent days, sources say, but the two have yet to speak in person.

Popovich has been out of town all week attending to family business, sources told ESPN’s Michael C. Wright. But he and Leonard have reached out to each other on numerous occasions in recent weeks.