Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

LeBron James Signs 4-year $154 Million Deal with the LA Lakers!

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Laurie Berry | 03 July, 2018, 01:12

In a short statement, the 33-year-old's sports management group said the three-time National Basketball Association champion has agreed a four-year contract with the Lakers, seeing the star leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time and make his debut in the Western Conference.

"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons".

The team, which has enough salary-cap space to sign him and another star player, is still said to be in pursuit of Kawhi Leonard. In fact, James might not even speak with top team officials before making a decision on his destination for next season.

The 33-year-old superstar announced Sunday via his agency he was leaving Cleveland and signing a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers. Before he joined the Heat, James had meetings with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers, where team representatives pitched the All-Star with personalized presentations and marketing plans.

"Um, I did, I did, "James told GQ in an in-depth interview last summer when he was asked if Gilbert's first letter was racial".

"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". Now that he's in Los Angeles, that's impossible.

James isn't expected to drag his choice out over several days.

According to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd, James knows the Lakers don't have a shot at competing for a championship this year and wants to be patient and help the team grow.

LeBron James will not have face-to-face meeting with Cavaliers
James finished second in MVP voting, amassing 738 points, behind only first-time victor James Harden of the Rockets (965). Per Vardon, a source close to James said James would not be involved in any of these initial meetings with teams.

"They had too much in common for that not to happen".

Those odds may go down since George signed with the Thunder.

LeBron may be going to Los Angeles, but Cleveland is the only place that he can ever call home.

The Cavs, on the other hand, have been mostly operating in the dark.

Many have already wondered what the NBA Finals might look like without James taking on the Warriors every year.

LeBron was welcomed to the side by some of the best players from the Lakers, Kobe Bryant, and Kareen Abdul-Jabbar.

When Las Vegas sportsbooks like the Westgate SuperBook first posted odds for next season, the Lakers were installed with a 20-1 shot to win the National Basketball Association championship and those odds, or similar ones, held up until this weekend.

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