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LeBron James signs $154M deal with Lakers

03 July, 2018, 02:29 | Author: Drew Briggs
  • LeBron James signing with Lakers in $154M bombshell

It was the ultimate win for Goliath - and when it comes to basketball, the Lakers and LeBron James are titans.

George's choice could sway James to sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, but the Lakers are determined to get their hands on the four-time MVP. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, now joins a club with money to spend and a desire to rebuild into a championship team.

Imagine it: LeBron James Jr, coming up against his own father on an National Basketball Association court, and just ruining the old boy by dunking all over him.

The massive Los Angeles market will also provide James with a grander platform for his philanthropy and social activism.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer with a remarkable 38,387 points, wrote on Twitter: 'I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing the acquisition of LeBron James.

"I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing".

The Lakers have agreed to free-agent deals with guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lance Stephenson and veteran center JaVale McGee, league sources told ESPN.

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Former Hollywood action hero and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also weighed in.

But Golden State added Kevin Durant in the wake of defeat and beat the Cavs in the past two NBA Finals, their dynasty more than Cleveland could handle, no matter how they assembled talent around James. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions.

Shortly after the announcement, which came in a surprising manner, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account.

While dethroning the Golden State Warriors will be very hard, the Lakers are heading in the right direction.

The Cavs could have significant salary-cap space in 2019-20, depending on what they do with Love, Tristan Thompson (who will make $18.5 million that season), Jordan Clarkson ($13.4 million), J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver.

O'Connor also reported James is not expected to sign with the Lakers on a long-term deal, if he does choose Los Angeles. The fourth year is a player option. With his destination unclear, the Lakers would likely gravitate toward a more aggressive move to assemble a team that can take on the Golden State Warriors.

The Lakers have reportedly been pursuing Kawhi Leonard in trades, believing that landing the San Antonio Spurs star forward could help attract James in free agency. "The entire Cavaliers franchise thanks LeBron for that precious moment and for all of the excitement he delivered as he led our team to four straight NBA Finals appearances".

Under normal circumstances, it could be troubling to sign a 33-year-old to a four-year contract, but there is nothing normal about LeBron.

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