‘I will kill you – I’ll keep whatever dogs I want’

first_imgNewsLocal News‘I will kill you – I’ll keep whatever dogs I want’By admin – July 31, 2012 1117 Advertisement Email Linkedin Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleLimerick talent sought for RTE showNext articleStored over 90,000 cigarettes for ‘sinister group’ admin Twitter ATTACKING a pensioner at the front door of his home with a large knife, resulted in the sentencing of a 44-year-old man at Limerick Circuit Court. Patrick Bermingham, with a current address on Mulcair Drive, Annacotty, but formerly of Castleconnell, was before Judge Carroll Moran at Limerick Circuit Court facing charges of assault and criminal damage after an altercation at the home of a 67-year-old pensioner, over two terrier dogs owned by the accused.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Garda Niall O’Donnovan of Castleconnell Garda Station, told the court that a report was made by Michael Madden that a man had called to his house on November 2, 2010, with a dog, and was abusive shouting that he would “keep whatever dogs” he wanted in “his gaff”.The incident was said to have occurred around 4.30pm but Mr Madden did not wish to make a statement at the time, just to note the behaviour of the man who was identified as the accused, Patrick Bermingham.Mr Madden told gardai that Patrick Bermingham had called to his house “remonstrating about letters over his dogs”.Later that same night, when Mr Madden and his daughter were in the front sitting room, there was what was described as a “light knock on the door,” and Mr Madden answered it to find Bermingham there wielding a knife.The court heard that Bermingham swung the knife and Mr Madden tried to get the door shut to avoid injury.It was also told that Bermingham shouted, “I will kill you” twice to Mr Madden, as he continued to swing the knife.However, Bermingham swung the knife again as the door shut and broke the window causing a minor laceration to Mr Madden in the process.Gardai and the ambulance were called and Mr Madden was treated for the cut but cleared of any other injuries.Bermingham was later questioned and a large knife was found on top of the microwave of his home. He was charged a number of days later.The accused said that he didn’t mean what he said and that it was “drunk talk,” noting that he was intoxicated on the date in question after attending a funeral and consuming a lot of alcohol.Brian McInerney, defence counsel, said that his client was under a considerable amount of stress due to the “large number of complaints made about his dogs”.It was said that Mr Madden had to walk through a lane to gain access to his property, and that it was on passing, the dogs, who were contained within Bermingham’s property at Cois Sionna, became agitated, and this was the nature of the complaint.The accused was said to have a “blurred recollection” of events but that he acknowledges that he did not approach the matter in the right way.Mr McInerney said that his client should have “approached his solicitor and dealt with it in that fashion”.Mr McInerney said that his client was involved in a terribly unfortunate situation and that the local authorities have since resolved the matter regarding access.Judge Carroll Moran described the “use of knives in society is very serious”.He added that “people who use knives deserve to full rigour of the law for the original intent.“Things can get out of hand and they can have unforeseen circumstances, including lethal injuries”.Gardai, he said, were happy to see that peace has broken out, and Judge Carroll Moran said that he did take into account that the accused had no relevant previous convictions and he entered an early plea of guilty.Judge Carroll Moran convicted and sentenced him to two years in prison on the Section 3 Assault Charge, but suspended it for a period of three years and bound him to the peace.No order was made on the criminal damage charge, and a charge relating to the possession of the knife was not prosecuted. Printlast_img read more

Creating a successful 2018 financial marketing strategy in 6 simple steps

first_img 71SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mike Lovell Mike Lovell is the Vice President of Digital Marketing at EVERFI. In his role, he works directly with d credit unions to build and improve upon financial education and digital … Web: everfi.com Details It is no secret to credit union marketers that consumers are crying out for financial education. According to a recent survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), 80 percent of adults in the U.S. say that they could use professional advice about basic financial issues, half lack confidence in their retirement savings, and almost 25 percent do not pay all of their bills on time.[1]The broad landscape of digital apps and products makes this problem even more complex. Consumers need a hand. As trusted financial institutions, credit unions are perfectly positioned to offer this guidance. Doing so doesn’t just improve the financial capability of the consumer population within financial institutions’ footprints – but it also provides a major opportunity for credit unions to attract new consumers and promote their services and products. In this article, we’ll explore why financial institutions should leverage financial education as a consumer marketing tool, and how to get started with your strategy.Financial Education’s Role in Financial MarketingA recent EVERFI survey found that 89 percent of financial marketers already use financial education in their marketing strategy.[2] Why? Because they know that financial education can pull double duty as content marketing, a type of marketing that has proven to significantly outperform other types of advertising, marketing, and promotion. Financial education delivered as content marketing allows credit union marketers to provide real value to their consumers, and improve product and service conversion rates along the way.Education is often considered the great equalizer, but we’ve found it can also be a powerful motivator. In fact, according to Powered Inc., consumers who complete online education are 29 times more likely to buy its sponsor’s products and 94 percent have a more favorable perception of the sponsor’s brand.[3] While financial education is critical, wrapping it into your annual marketing plan can feel daunting. As you’re starting out, it’s important to make your plan simple and concrete. The following six steps provide a quick overview of the process:Step One – Set Your GoalsYour financial marketing strategy is only as good as the goals you set out to achieve – how well they are aligned with your business objectives and product priorities, and how actionable and measurable they are. As a starting point, you should establish “SMART” goals for everything you do, and be sure to include multiple stakeholders from across your institution so you don’t find yourself with cross-competing goals.Step Two – Define Your Target PersonasYour account holders are likely diverse, with disparate financial needs and goals. Segment your account holders into discrete buyer personas and identify the unique requirements for each one. Whether you’re targeting Millennials, seniors, or all the life stages in between, develop your knowledge about each of your personas by talking to existing and prospective consumers and deploying research surveys to learn more about each segment.Step Three – Audit Content Marketing LibraryFinancial institutions already have extensive content about their products and services. Evaluate how you can use existing content and where you may have gaps to improve your content library. For example, you may already have a website, a mobile app, and hard-copy brochures; however, to engage with your audience, consider supplementing this base with other types of content such as calculators, financial education, blogs, social media, co-marketing opportunities and more.Step Four – Determine Distribution ChannelsOnce you know who your audience is and what content you need to create to engage them, how should you deliver that content for the best reach? Should you choose email, a website, social media, direct mail, webinars, in-branch training, blogs, paid media, direct mail, face-to-face workshops, or outbound calling? Each channel can be highly effective if used with a receptive audience. That’s where research and data come in.For example, the average email open rate in the financial services industry is 16 percent.[4] But you can achieve a much higher open rate when your emails promote financial education, and align consumer priorities to your content. Pacific Service Credit Union, for example, achieved a 30 percent email open rate when they promoted their new financial education program — nearly doubling the performance of the industry standard[5].Similarly, social media platforms can be a useful channel, but they’re not all created equal. As an example, Facebook still remains the number one social network across Millennials, Baby Boomers, and Generation Xers; although Millennials are active on Instagram, SnapChat, and Twitter in a way that no other generation truly is. Learn about the potential effectiveness of all your distribution channel options, and leverage your marketing personas and current data to decide which platforms to use.Step Five – Incorporate Employees into Your StrategySimply put, your employees are your greatest asset to any marketing campaign rollout, and engagement with financial education starts at the top. Choose an executive champion that has a passion for financial education and make sure their voice is heard across your financial institution. Then take time to incorporate employees into your strategy, and invite employees to participate in the same financial education program as your account holders. Why? They will be stronger advocates for your financial education program if they understand it from the inside – as well as more knowledgeable financial advisors. Step Six – Execute Your Marketing StrategyOnce you’ve outlined your goals, target audience, content needs, and distribution channels, and have engaged and motivated your employees, it’s time to pull it all together into an overarching strategy and editorial calendar. Remember to start small, and keep your plan concrete. Make sure that you’re using analytics so that you can monitor your program’s performance after launch: email open rates, website traffic, new accounts opened. What worked and what didn’t? Figure out what was successful—and do more of it.The ROI of Financial EducationIntegrating financial education into your annual marketing strategy takes work, but the payoff is well worth it. For example, Community First Credit Union experienced a 40% increase in single-day new member sign-ups and generated an impressive $2 million increase in product sales after launching phase one of their financial education program. Bottom line? Consumer financial education really does work and can drive the goals of your business – and if you’re not providing it, it’s likely someone else within your footprint already is.Want to learn more about marketing to your consumers through financial education? Download EVERFI’s The Ultimate Guide to Financial Marketing Strategy for 2018: An Interactive Guidebook for  Credit Unions guidebook to learn a wealth of guidance and information on this topic, including extensive research data and worksheets to help you develop a successful strategy.[1] “The 2017 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey.” NFCC, Harris Poll, 2017, nfcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/NFCC_BECU_2017-FLS_datasheet-with-key-findings.pdf.[2] “The State of Financial Services Marketing: The Role of Financial Education.” EVERFI, info.everfi.com/Financial-Services-Marketing-Study.html.[3] “Online Consumer Education Programs Outperform Traditional Media Advertising and Direct Marketing Programs.” Business Wire, 22 May 2006, www.businesswire.com/news/home/20060522005461/en/Online-Consumer-Education-Programs-Outperform-Traditional-Media.[4]HubSpot. “2017 Demand Generation Benchmarks Report.” HubSpot, 2017, offers.hubspot.com/2017-demand-generation-benchmarks-report.[5] “Helping Consumers Take Charge of Their Finances .” EVERFI, Aug. 2017, info.everfi.com/rs/410-YCZ-984/images/EVERFI_PacificUnionCaseStudy_August2%20%286%29.pdf.last_img read more

Ronaldo, Messi tipped to retire at David Beckham’s Inter Miami

first_imgThe prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo playing alongside Lionel Messi might sound like a dream to many football fans, however it might be possible. That is according to MLS manager Adrian Heath, who believes that the pair could both end their careers at David Beckham’s new Inter Miami team. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been tipped to finish their careers at Inter Miami The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy midfielder has ambitious plans for his new franchise and Heath believes Beckham has the power to pair-up the long-term rivals. Minnesota United boss Heath told the Daily Mirror: ‘That would be incredible for football in the USA and if anyone has the global profile to make that dream a reality then it has to be David Beckham. “It may not happen just yet, but I can see Ronaldo following in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard playing in the MLS. “For Ronaldo and Messi, the two obvious destinations if they came to the MLS would be Los Angeles and Miami.’ Beckham has a strong relationship with Ronaldo, who at the age of 35 could potentially eye a new challenge outside of Europe before he retires. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Surprising Ways Drones Could Be Used In The FutureLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being Loading… center_img Barcelona superstar Messi has more time on his side at 32, but Heath believes both could be tempted by Beckham’s new venture. The pair have dominated European football for more than a decade, breaking many records and winning many trophies along the way. David Beckham’s Inter Miami team are set to compete in their first MLS campaign this season Read Also: Defiant Messi gives troubled Barca hope of UCL glory They also fought for personal honours as well, with Luka Modric the only player to break the Messi and Ronaldo stranglehold on the Ballon d’OR since 2008. For many years they were rivals on opposing sides as Real Madrid and Barcelona competed for league and European success. Should Beckham’s pulling power be enough to tempt the pair to join forces in Miami, it would put MLS defences on alert and create a dream attacking duo. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

LeBron James dominates as Lakers crush Warriors

first_img“What we’re trying to get accomplished is dominant defense and extremely selfless offense… and I thought both of those areas for us tonight were done at a really high level.” pic.twitter.com/JQCBn8UgDa— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) October 17, 2019 Handles like a guard. Passes like a guard. Dominates like nothing else.(📺: @SpectrumSN + @espn) pic.twitter.com/HKMI8leLFf— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 17, 2019 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe full weight of what the Lakers (3-2) could be started sinking in Wednesday night, as they pulverized the overmatched Warriors 126-93, the largest margin of victory they’ve enjoyed during the three meetings with Golden State this month.And they’re going to play again Friday night – which can’t be an easy thought for the winless Warriors (0-3), the former benchmark of the NBA.Coach Frank Vogel expected his lead rotation players to play the most minutes they had yet, in an effort to shake off some lingering rust from China and see how effective they could be in substantial appearances. They didn’t disappoint.Out of pick-and-roll sets with James and Davis, the Lakers were able to create plenty: a Davis dunk, a lob to JaVale McGee, kickouts to Avery Bradley for a sudden stream of 3-pointers. It begged the question: How are opponents going to stop the simple, yet foundational sets of the Lakers with two stars running the show?“He’s a great passer,” Davis said of James. “So when he comes off pick and rolls or come off a down screen, he draws a lot of attention and usually two guys go to him, which leaves me open roving to the basket or a guy shooting on the weak side. The more and more we get opportunities to be in the pick and roll, the more effective we can be at it.” The evening was guided by the steady hands of James (18 points), who threaded passes between defenders and gracefully into the waiting hands of shooters for 11 assists in just 25 minutes. The most impressive of the dimes came late in the third quarter, as James charged the rim with two defenders draped over him, and managed to sling a left-handed pass over his head to a waiting Danny Green, who drilled a 3-pointer from the corner to extend the Lakers’ lead to 35 points. James later acknowledged it was “up there” among his career assist highlights. Green said he felt the heat to not waste the pass.“Wasn’t nobody within 30 feet of me,” Green said, “but probably the most pressure I’ve had in a long time to make a shot.”Vogel took James out of the game in the ensuing timeout: What more did he have to prove?Davis’ shot was more spotty than it’s been for much of the preseason, but he also had a deft passing touch and finished with eight assists to go with eight points and 10 rebounds. Three times, he found McGee for a dunk at the rim, showcasing the promise of the team’s double-big lineups that Davis prefers.It helped immensely that a team that has been shooting under 30 percent from long range finally came alive from beyond the arc. Bradley, who started the preseason 0 for 7 on 3-point shots, nailed four of his five attempts, finishing with 18 points. Returning from calf soreness that’s kept him sidelined, Quinn Cook dialed up 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting against the Warriors team that let him walk in free agency.“We saw it on tape last year,” Vogel said. “You know, he played in the NBA Finals last year, big minutes and important minutes. And he’s a terrific player. It’s not just his shooting, it’s his overall floor game. And he’s gonna help us this year.”For the night, the Lakers shot 15 for 30 from 3-point range.All this came without the benefit of forward Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction), who has missed the entire preseason so far, as well as veteran guard Rajon Rondo (rest), who played major minutes in the first three preseason games.While two-time league MVP Steph Curry sat out as well, Golden State did have Draymond Green (10 points) and D’Angelo Russell (23 points) – both of whom showed discomfort while being hassled by the Lakers’ defense. The Warriors shot under 37 percent for the evening.The preseason finale for both teams is Friday night at the new Chase Center in San Francisco. Anybody can read the defense on the ground. @KingJames can do it mid-air.(📺: @SpectrumSN + @espn) pic.twitter.com/3ZeecTpaL5— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 17, 2019 PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, jokes around with center DeMarcus Cousins on the bench during the second half of the team’s preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers’ Anthony Davis defends against the Warriors’ Marquese Chriss during the first half of Wednesday’s preseason game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie, left, and guard Jacob Evans defend during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles upcourt during the first half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Head Coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors coaches from the bench during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers gains position over Kavion Pippen #31 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Marquese Chriss #32 of the Golden State Warriors dunks the ball during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors and Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers lunge for a loose ball during the first half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Kavion Pippen #31 of the Golden State Warriors defends against Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Kavion Pippen #31 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket as Jared Dudley #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends during the first half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell watches during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James adjusts his headband during the first half of the team’s preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard Ky Bowman, center, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, defends while forward LeBron James watches during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, center, and Golden State Warriors forward Marquese Chriss, right, reach for the opening tip as Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell watches during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward LeBron James gets past Warriors forward Draymond Green on his way to the basket during the first half of Wednesday’s preseason game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell reaches for a ball as it goes out of bounds during the first half of the team’s preseason NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dribbles during the first half of the team’s preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James congratulates forward Anthony Davis during a timeout in the first half of the team’s preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Devontae Cacok #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles to the basket during the second half of a game against the Golden State Warriorsat Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during the second half of a game against the Golden State Warriors t Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles into the defense of Ky Bowman #12 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers battles for a rebound during the second half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Juan Toscano-Anderson #95 of the Golden State Warriors defends against LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during the second half of a game against the Golden State Warriors t Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during the second half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles upcourt during the second half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors battles Zach Norvell Jr. #21 of the Los Angeles Lakers for a loose ball during the second half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors guard Ky Bowman defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Marquese Chriss #32 and Alfonzo McKinnie #28 of the Golden State Warriors battle JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers for position during the second half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles through the defense of Draymond Green #23, Alfonzo McKinnie #28 and Jacob Evans #10 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers battles Eric Paschall #7 of the Golden State Warriors for a loose ball during the second half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers talk with official Bernie Adams during the second half of a game at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends against a shot by Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, tries to move by Golden State Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard Ky Bowman, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Devontae Cacok defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the secondhalf of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, jokes around with center DeMarcus Cousins on the bench during the second half of the team’s preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers’ Anthony Davis defends against the Warriors’ Marquese Chriss during the first half of Wednesday’s preseason game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 46The Lakers’ Anthony Davis defends against the Warriors’ Marquese Chriss during the first half of Wednesday’s preseason game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — A lone voice momentarily pierced the air at Staples Center as LeBron James lined up along the wing with the ball: “LeBron, work him!”It was only minutes into Wednesday night’s preseason game, but even the fans knew what to expect at that point. The Warriors did too – they just couldn’t stop it.James took a few steps inside, drawing a double-team before bouncing it ahead to a gliding Anthony Davis, who rolled in for a dunk. Less than three weeks on the court together, and the two are making the Lakers’ offense tick like a Swiss watch.“It’s my job and it’s A.D.’s job – because we attract so many defenders and so many eyes – to put the ball on time, on target to our offensive guys and that’s no matter who is out on the floor, no matter if they make it or not, just to give them the ball where it needs to be,” James said. “To where they can just catch, dunk; catch, shoot; catch, lay it up. And that’s it.” LeBron said it “sounds good” to have less of a burden on his shoulders this year, with a not so subtle tone of skepticism.”I’m born to have workload. It is who I am, both on and off the court.” pic.twitter.com/4PY43Rr0M6— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) October 17, 2019 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more