With most of the major offseason moves already made in the NBA, it's probably a good time to take stock of whether any team has closed the gap on the rising dynasty in the Bay Area. Golden State is young and talented with most of its core players locked up for the next several years. The Warriors re-signed two-time MVP Steph Curry to a designated player extension worth over $200 million and also brought back NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant on a two-year deal that was about #9 million less than what he was entitled to under the league's collective bargaining agreement. Durant's willingness to give the Warriors a "hometown discount" allowed general manager Bob Myers to also bring back productive vets
Leroy Moore enjoyed retirement. After building appliances for 49 years at the General Electric plant in Cicero, he lived a nice, quiet life, his family said. He fished with his friends and brought home his catches to his 7-year-old granddaughter. He enjoyed going to basketball games with his two sons. "He'd be the loudest person out there," Shaun Moore, 43, said of his dad cheering on his favorite team, the Chicago Bulls. But Shaun won't get another basketball game, his granddaughter won't get her grandfather's latest catch and his friends won't hear his distinctive booming voice anymore. Leroy Moore, 70, was shot in the chest and died in the South Side's Park Manor neighborhood Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t sure if LeBron James will walk away from the Cleveland Cavaliers when his contract expires next summer, but they reportedly already are trying to recruit him to L.A. should “King James” elect to relocate his kingdom. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday on “The Jump” that every move Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and president of basketball operations Magic Johnson have made since they took over in February has been made with both eyes on James. “From the day they got the job they started to do it,” Wojnarowski said when asked if the Lakers have been prepping for James in 2018. “And that’s their job. Their job here is to make the Lakers a destination