LeBron James has come a long way since The Decision.
And he's about to make his living a long way from Cleveland.
Eight years after he dumped the Cavaliers in front of a national television audience, James came up with a far more inoffensive and discreet way to tell the world that he's joining another basketball team.
On Sunday night, the management company in which LeBron has a stake issued a very simple press release that reads as follows:
LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three time NBA Finals MVP, fourteen time NBA All Star, and two time Olympic Gold Medalist has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
This move had been expected by most NBA followers for several weeks now, if not several months.
LeBron had the option to opt-out of this contract with the Cavaliers -- and most fans expected him to do so following a turbulent season that only ended with another trip to the Finals because James may be the best basketball player in the history of mankind.
It was LeBron's eighth consecutive trip to the concluding round of the NBA Playoffs.
But the Cavaliers got swept in the Finals by the Golden State Warriors and stood no real chance of competing with them for years to come.
Hence LeBron's decision to join a team full of young, up-and-coming players, which is also situated in the entertainment capital of the world; whose city has great weather year-round; and which may trade for superstar Kawhi Leonard any day now.
LeBron owns two homes in Los Angeles and sources had claimed he and his family had been touring potential schools there for his 13-year old son.
Shortly after Klutch Sports Group made the above announcement, James made one of his own on Instagram:
James finished second this year in the MVP race.
In 2016, he fulfilled his promise to bring Cleveland its first major pro sports championship in 52 years, leading his Cavs to an epic seven-game victory over those same Warriors in the Finals.
Some Cleveland fans will likely be hard on James for his decision to leave the Cavaliers for the second time in his career, but come on now.
He accomplished something historic as the face of the franchise just two years ago and Cleveland isn't exactly the best run organization on the planet.
Also, the Cavs employ JR Smith.
Plus, now it will be easier for LeBron to keep hooking up with Beyonce!
LeBron leaves the franchise as its leader in nearly every major statistical category: games played, points, rebounds, assists and steals.
He played in all 82 games this past season and may have put on the best playoff individual performance in league history.
This will either make it easier for Cleveland fans to accept that he's gone, having given everything one could during his final run there...
... or much harder because the guy is amazing.
What is it with on-again, off-again celeb couples packing on the PDA at public spots in New York City?!
First, it was Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin opting to make out in full public view on a Brooklyn bench... and now, it's Scott Disick and Sofia Richie looking as cozy as ever getting cozy and kissing in the Big Apple!
Disick and Richie, who had reportedly broken up in recent weeks after an alleged cheating scandal, turn out to be going as strong as ever in their relationship now, and the make out sesh on Saturday afternoon was further proof of that!
The pair weren't just packing on the PDA in NYC this weekend, though -- they also visited the upscale fashion boutique Blue & Cream before Scott left the city by himself in -- get this -- a helicopter.
Why not, right?!
He even Instagrammed it (below):
So there you go.
Regardless, these two seem all the way back together -- that is, if they ever were even actually apart at all -- and the relationship continues to persist.
Thoughts, Perezcious readers?! What about you, Lionel Richie -- any thoughts???
Everybody share 'em in the comments (below)!!
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Kylie Minogue’s decision to wear a slip on dress leaves me no choice but to slip and fall in love with her. If we were to ever meet she will not be allowed to slip past me with me being able to proclaim my love to her. My hope is that after she hears what I have to say she’ll just slide right into my arms. I have to come up with a plan to accidentally run into her on purpose. I see she enjoys eating like most people. Which is a good sign because anyone who visits a restaurant for anything other than a little nourishment may be a little weird.
I’ve always wanted to visit Australia. It seems like I have a reason to now. A very beautiful reason. I’m used to roughing it in less than ideal situations, so camping and managing to keep her safe from hungry-for-human crocodiles would make her realize I’m the hero she needs. As well as safety, I can also provide her with amazing compliments every hour, on the hour. I won’t stop telling her how great she looks until she agrees to be completely smitten with me.
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Big news for the super adorable, very lovable Kaley Cuoco!
And probably her new husband, Karl Cook, too!
Yep, if you're decent at context clues (and read the headline before you delved into the story), you know what's up: Kaley and Karl finally got married!
The wedding took place at a horse stable outside of San Diego yesterday, and how perfect is that?
If you keep up with Kaley, you know that she absolutely loves horses -- she's been riding them for years, and more recently she's gotten into competing at horse shows.
Which makes sense, because Karl is a professional equestrian.
The wedding wasn't too big, with just close friends and family attending.
There seemed to be a big influence on family, too.
Even though it sounds too precious to be true, Kaley's sister, Briana Cuoco (best known for being a contestant on The Voice), officiated the wedding!
Let's see, what else ... the bride looked absolutely amazing, of course!
She wore a beautiful dress by designer Reem Acra, complete with the most majestic bridal cape.
Seriously, just look at how stunning she looks in the photo she was kind enough to share on Instagram!
And then, because she is extra stylish, she changed into a white lace jumpsuit by Tadashi Shoji for the reception (below).
This is Karl's first wedding, but of course it's Kaley's second -- we all remember the unfortunate situation with her first husband, Ryan Sweeting.
Kaley began dating Ryan back in 2013, and as she explained at one point, after their first date, he pretty much never left.
They got engaged within a few months of dating, and they got married very soon after that.
Literally no one felt good about it.
Less than two years later, they got divorced amidst rumors that he cheated on her and that he'd developed an addiction to painkillers.
Since then, Kaley has had some pretty harsh words for him, explaining in an interview earlier this year that "I honestly thought I wouldn't get married again" because "my ex ruined that word for me."
"I married someone the first time who completely changed," she added. "The person I ended up with was not the person I originally met."
"And that wasn't my fault -- that was his."
After finalizing the divorce, she said that she gave a lot of thought to how she wanted to do relationships going forward -- she said "I knew how much I had to give and how much I wanted to receive."
"I knew I just had to be patient, I had to go through a lot of things, but it brought me to Karl."
And what a miracle that turned out to be!
With Karl, Kaley took things a lot more slowly, and he didn't propose until last November, when they'd been together for nearly two years.
Remember that darling video of her crying after he gave her the ring?
It really does seem like she fits much better with Karl than she did with Ryan, and she said as much in a precious interview from back in March.
"He is my perfect match," she gushed. "He lets me wake up in the morning and say, 'I want to go and rescue rabbits.' And he's like, 'All right, let's get a coffee and let's go.' And that is him."
"We are the same, our views are the same, our morals are the same, he is my perfect match."
Congratulations, you beautiful kids!
Kaley Cuoco and boyfriend Karl Cook got married on Saturday, opting for an equestrian-themed wedding at a horse stable in San Diego, California!
Cuoco, 32, and Cook, 27, started dating in 2016 after meeting at a horse show, so the setting was perfect -- and fitting -- for the two animal lovers. They'd been engaged for eight months after Karl proposed to the Big Bang Theory star over the winter -- and now, they can live together happily ever after!!!
Ch-ch-check out a few Instagram shots of the pair's wedding (below)!!!
Threw a little intimate gathering last night 🤷🏼♀️🤪 #kcsquaredA post shared by @ normancook on Jul 1, 2018 at 10:13am PDT
Congrats, you two!!
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If I had cleavage like Chantel Jeffries then I would never have to wait in line outside of a bar again. It is really a beautiful thought. So much time is wasted waiting for things. It is not like I can do anything productive waiting in line. Memes are entertaining and all, but they really don’t cut the mustard when all I want to do is drink.
I hate waiting in lines so much that it has become routine for me to go out to bars early before the lines form. This comes with its own troubles, though. I wind up there so early that I end up spending a fortune on drinks while I am waiting for the cool crowd to show up. I am a man of honest means. I can’t afford the lifestyle of Don Draper, drinking to my heart’s content, not worrying about the tab.
Every time I sign my bill during a night out I die a little bit more inside. At this point it is bordering on becoming self-flagellation. I doubt it will get me to change my ways. It is more likely to take the last of my humanity, leaving me half a man. Kind of like Tom Cruise.
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