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LeBron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 3 of the NBA second-round playoffs over the Toronto Raptors.
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LeBron James’ next chapter officially begins this week. The former Cavs star signed his 4-year, nearly $154 million contract with the L.A. Lakers on Monday. But is he really going to be happy in his new home?

The NFL had intended for its rule to achieve a resolution.

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LeBron James is taking his NBA career out west next season, officially signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. But in northeast Ohio, James’ philanthropic endeavors will continue.

In the southeastern corner of Ohio, there’s a skate park like no other place on earth.

Twenty years ago, professional skateboarder Brewce Martin created Skatopia on 88 acres of woods and farmland in Meigs County. But Brewce recently suffered a traumatic injury and changes are coming to his utopia.

“I’m out here to survive, give people freedom and try not to go to Walmart,” said Martin, during a recent tour of Skatopia. “Well, I’m not allowed in Walmart, they kicked me out.” 

Martin is a short, strong man, 52 years old but looks younger.

The View From Pluto: LeBron Leaves With His Legacy Intact

Jul 4, 2018

Emotions have been running the gamut among Cavs fans since LeBron James announced he’s leaving Cleveland for the L.A. Lakers. But our sports commentator Terry Pluto says despite some of the anger and sadness, James’ legacy is intact.

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is leaving his hometown team once again.

The four-time NBA most valuable player has signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Quicken Loans Arena is in the middle of a $140 million renovation, about half financed by the public. The Cavaliers wanted to update the Q for the future—but now that future won’t include the star who carried the team to multiple NBA Finals.

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