DeMarcus Cousins says conversations with Warriors sealed decision to join

All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, recovering from a torn left Achilles, has agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, league sources told ESPN.

Joining the Warriors, who already have a staggering lineup of All-NBA talent, should allow Cousins enough time to comfortably recover from his injury prior to returning to the court next season.

A two-time All-NBA selection, Cousins, 27, became expendable in New Orleans on Monday after the Pelicans agreed to a deal with free-agent center Julius Randle.

Cousins, who averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists and shot 35.4 percent on 3-pointers last season in 48 games, told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears he was confused and hurt that he had no offers, even from the Pelicans.

Cousins told Spears that he called his agent and they discussed various options, including the Warriors, who lost center JaVale McGee in free agency to the Los Angeles Lakers. Sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes that Cousins had narrowed his choices down to Golden State and Boston.

The Warriors, already -110 favorites to win the 2019 NBA championship at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, jumped to -150 favorites when Cousins' impending signing was reported.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 2018-19 Warriors will be the sixth team in NBA history -- and first since the 1975-76 Celtics -- to have five All-Stars from the previous season.

Source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2398015...

LeBron James agrees to four-year, $153.3 million deal with Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James' next NBA chapter will be set on the West Coast.

James will be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million contract. He will try to bring the storied franchise another championship.

The announcement was made through his agency, Klutch Sports Group, which announced the deal as $154 million.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that the fourth year is a player option. It is the longest deal James has signed since inking a six-year contract with the Miami Heat in 2010. His previous three deals were three years or shorter.

James leaves his hometown team as a free agent for the second time in his career. Four years ago, James had stated his intention to finish his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Whether the four-time MVP and 14-time All-Star does that or not, he certainly has left his mark on his city.

James, 33, thanked his home area in an Instagram story. He wrote in text overlaying a photo from the Cavaliers' 2016 NBA title victory parade, "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home."

He delivered the first championship to the sports-obsessed city in 52 years and did so with storybook gusto, helping the Cavaliers become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win it all. The team he took down, the Golden State Warriors, had the best regular-season record in league history, at 73-9.

"Words do not express the meaning and the feeling this accomplishment brought to the people of Northeast Ohio," Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a lengthy statement thanking James. "None of this would have happened if LeBron James did not agree to come back home and lead the Cavaliers to the promised land.

James leaves the Cavaliers franchise as its leader in nearly every major statistical category: games played, points, rebounds, assists and steals.

Source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2396772...

SMILE A LITTLE!

Smile.

The simplest and most effect change you can do is learn to laugh and smile more all day, every day.

You hold a vibration in you all day and it goes up and down with your emotions and mood and the vibration you hold effects what you attract and experience.

The higher the vibration, the easier and faster it is to attract what you want because the wave length distance is shorter and return back to you quicker.

If you can hold a higher vibration within you all day the LOA (Law of Attraction) will work easier for you and all you have to do is smile lots.

What makes you smile?

-AG

Stay humble.

Stay humble.

Once you DO successfully attract what you want and change your life, stay humble. Be thankful and grateful and share your happiness with others. 

Being selfish, greedy, egotistical, show off, or anything like that will hold you in a lower vibration and most likely prevent you from continuing to attract success. 

Make sure that once to do succeed, continue all the positivity, visualization, focus and love that you were doing before. This will ensure a continuous flow of awesome energy through you forever. 

Some people succeed and then totally change their daily habits over night because they think they are “done”. You are never done being in control of your own life so what ever habits caused you to succeed, keep going, growing and evolving. 

The simples way to stay humble once you succeed is to share with others and help people do the same. 

Help others also be happy.

-AG

SIMULATE THE MIND

"Taking the path of least resistance is always helpful and peaceful, which is always in line with your life’s purpose. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. The more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes."

-AG

Keep moving.

Keep moving.

Creation depends on the movement and flow of energy. Once you decide what you want to create, keep moving toward it even if it’s just baby steps.

If you stop, so will the growth of your creation. Use your thoughts, feelings and actions to keep energy flowing and keep your dreams growing.

Keep going.

-AG