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LeBron Is On The Move, But Where To Next?

The King is on the move but where will he dock his ship?


Since the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics this past summer, the entire NBA community and fanbase have been asking where LeBron James should end up. The King from Akron, Ohio has been leaving hints for everyone all year round that he's ready to leave Cleveland. James has fulfilled his promise to the city by bringing home a championship in 2015, and now he has nothing holding him back. It is a fair assumption that every single team in the league is at least thinking about how they can acquire LeBron James. But here are the few that are the most possible outcomes.

1. Los Angeles Lakers

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Easily the most likely and popular destination for James. The Lakers have the cap space to offer him a max deal and still have some left over to add a second superstar caliber player. And that second superstar player is assumed to be Los Angeles native Paul George. The Lakers also posses a couple of intriguing young players such as Lonzo Ball, Julius Randle, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram. Each of those players is under 24 years old so they would all revel in the addition of James, to teach them how to be winners. LA is also the most realistic landing spot in terms of his personal life.

James and his family spend the offseason in Los Angeles and have been rumored to be looking at schools for his kids. It would also be a location where he could enhance his more creative interests. James has already been in a couple of movies and is also looking to grow his platform Uninterrupted and there would be no other place better to do that than Hollywood. Yes, the Lakers have recently been the laughing stock of the entire league. But if anyone can lead them back to the "showtime Lakers" days it's LeBron.

2. Philadelphia 76ers

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Other than the Lakers, Philadelphia has been deemed the second most likely destination. The 76ers are coming off their first winning season in six years, and their first 50 win season since 2000. Leading the way for Philly are two rising stars in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. There is no question that the Lakers may have more young talent in terms of quantity, but the 76ers easily have the two best players. James wouldn't need to put the entire team on his back like in years past, instead, he can maybe even play off the ball with Simmons at the point. This strategy has proven to work in the past for LeBron has won titles while splitting touches with other ball handlers like Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving. But the two stars sharing a backcourt could also be their downfall.

James is an average three-point shooter and Simmons is one of the worst perimeter shooters in the league, so neither would truly be able to space the floor. The Sixers also do not have a whole lot of shooting on their roster in general. In order for them to even acquire LeBron, Philly would almost certainly have to part ways with an impending free agent and top three-point shooter JJ Redick. Embiid is also a constant health risk, as he still hasn't played more than 70 games in a regular season. But the potential of Embiid and Simmons alone may be worth the risk.

3. Houston Rockets


Last year the Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey pulled off one of the biggest blockbuster trades in years when he acquired Chris Paul. Who's to say he won't do the same this year? The only untouchable players on the Rockets are Paul and James Harden. Everyone else is pretty much expendable and can be easily replaced. In order for James to end up in Houston, there would most likely need to part ways with a significant amount of their roster. That would mean parting ways with core role players like Clint Cappella, Trevor Ariza or maybe even six men of the year winner Eric Gordon. But with those three players assembled it may be worth it.

There would also be no shortage of free agents looking to sign for the league minimum salary, in order to join Houston's big three. Although Morey is the GM, the one who will be pulling the strings of this deal is Chris Paul. Paul is very good friends with LeBron hence the banana boat vacation. The chemistry between the two is unquestioned and if Harden can successfully adjust to another superstar acquisition, then Houston may pose a real threat to the Golden State Warriors.

4. San Antonio Spurs


Another situation where trades will need to be involved, the Spurs are still looking to add more talent. Rumors have been traveling around all season long about how Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio because of the lack of talent around him. Well, I believe that adding the best player in the league would likely put a stop to those kinds of thoughts. James has also been devoid of a hall of fame coach for his entire career. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant had Phil Jackson, Magic Johnson had Pat Riley, and if James does end up with the Spurs he would have Greg Popovich. Popovich has been heralded as the best coach in the league for nearly two decades.

He's also one of the most outspoken coaches in the league in terms of what is going on in the world and shares a lot of similar opinions to LeBron. In San Antonio, Popovich can enhance Jame's basketball abilities and also join together on off the court matters. The tandem of James and Leonard would also be one of the most physically intimidating pairs in the league. Both are gritty players on both sides of the ball, but Leonards youth can play a big part. He is definitely a better defender than James so he would carry more of the load on defense where LeBron is starting to struggle.

5. Phoenix Suns

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This one is a long shot. It's a team that has never been brought up in any of the conversations but has a lot of intriguing assets. The Phoenix Suns have been one of the most irrelevant teams in all of basketball as they haven't made the playoffs since 2009 and have won less than 25 games each of the last three seasons. But they're stretch of horrific basketball has landed them the number one pick in the draft his year which would be the main selling point for LeBron. The biggest issue the Cavaliers had this season is that their roster was old and tired. The two teams are exact opposites when it comes to that criticism. The Sun's average age of their roster is 24 years which is the second youngest in the league.

The Cavs average age is 29.5 years old, which is the oldest. But what kind of talent do these young guns have to offer? Well, besides the first pick of this years draft, Phoenix has developed potential all-star Devin Booker into an offensive juggernaut. Along with Booker is last years first round pick and defensive stopper Josh Jackson, athletic stretch four Marquess Chriss, and trade deadline acquisition Elfrid Payton who really blossomed after the deal. The Suns already have more than enough cap space to sign James. It's another situation where he will have to put his trust into the development of the youngsters.
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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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From The Girl Who Kept Getting Denied Internships, Keep On Trying

"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." - Richard Branson


The idea of applying to graduate school or applying to a job in your intended field after college is a daunting experience. In an applicant pool of thousands of other students who majored in the same exact thing as you, how do you set yourself apart from everyone else?

The skills and knowledge you learn in a classroom setting can only help you so much unless you actually apply everything you have learned outside of the classroom. Clubs and organizations are a great way to find groups of individuals who are seeking the same experiences you are, but the most supplemental way to make the best out of everything you have learned and stand out as an applicant is to get an internship.

Internships are honestly a part of the college experience, and having an amazing internship can change your life for the better in ways you never would have imagined possible. An internship can open more doors for opportunities related in your desired field, you can network among individuals who can mentor and guide you, and sometimes, you meet people who will be a part of your life for a really long time.

I am going to be blunt here, the process of securing a great internship can be difficult at times; it can especially be more difficult if you have zero experience correlating in that field. Take it from someone who changed their major from the different side of the spectrum—biology to English—and the only professional experience I had was being a co-manager at a retail store.

I cannot begin to tell you how many internships I applied to in content creating, editing, or research opportunities, only to be flat our rejected or never even hear back from. My favorite rejection e-mail was from a publishing agency questioning why I even bothered to apply with the little experience I had and commented plentiful on the science courses I had taken, practically mocking me. I am not being dramatic when I say for an entire two semesters—summer and fall—that I applied over and over again only to be continuously rejected as my peers were securing some of the coolest internships locally and out-of-state.

It is exhausting to constantly feel defeated every time you receive an e-mail along the lines of "Thank you for applying to our company for this desired internship position. Unfortunately, …" You put out the best version of yourself and it's hard not taking it personally. Despite all the rejection emails you might receive, no matter how defeated you may feel, I can promise you that eventually, someone is going to look at your application and really see the potential you possess and take that opportunity to hire you onto their team.

For every rejection e-mail I received, I kept telling myself "this is a blessing in disguise." I will admit, there were periods of time that got the best of me and I stopped applying as frequently as I usually did, but I never genuinely stopped applying. After two semesters of continuously applying, I finally received a paid internship that was willing to work alongside my school schedule, and this opportunity was better than any other internship I applied for in the past combined. Someone finally took a chance with me and all the months of rejections leading up to this point were worth it.

My advice?

1. Apply as early as internships allow you.

The earlier you apply, the faster you will hear a response.

2. Apply to positions even if you're under-qualified.

Take a chance and never settle. Sometimes, companies are willing to train you even if you don't meet all the credentials they're looking for!

3. Connect unrelated experiences.

If you're like me and you have absolutely zero experience in a field you're applying to, try making connections with things you have experience with. For example, for my biology courses, I would say in interviews for internships in content creating that I have the ability to create different content on various topics and that I was very detail-oriented.

4. Apply to many internships.

Don't just apply to one and hope for the best. Apply to as many opportunities you come across because someone is bound to call you back eventually.

5. Sell yourself in your interview.

Show them the best version of yourself and what you can bring to the company. Not every company is going to be the best fit for you, but this is your time humbly brag about all the hard work you have done so own it.

The process for applying to internships can be bittersweet, but I never gave up and you shouldn't either.

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