LeBron James signs four-year, $154 million deal with Los Angeles Lakers

02 July, 2018, 11:28 | Author: Amy Huff
  • LeBron James agrees to four-year, $154 million deal with Lakers

By moving West for the first time in his career, James will face a stiffer competition night in, night out, with Steph Curry's Warriors, James' Rockets and a whole lot of stacked teams crowding the playoff race.

James has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports Group announced on Sunday, ending weeks, if not months, of speculation as to where he would take his talents this time around. "Expect the official announcement Tuesday morning".

James opted out of a U.S. $35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and was reported to have had contact with the team as free agency opened last night.

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.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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"What Woj is reporting is (obviously, as always) 100% correct", Wright wrote later on Twitter.

James has "maintained a dialogue" with the Cavaliers' upper management since the end of the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association season, Wojnarowski wrote.

Los Angeles is, however, certainly in a weaker position than it was prior to moratorium, having now missed on Oklahoma city star Paul George.

McGee and the Lakers reached agreement on a one-year deal worth the minimum, league sources told ESPN.

The Philadelphia 76ers, whose young star Ben Simmons has the same agent as James, were also in the hunt, hoping to build a potential triple threat alongside the reigning Rookie of the Year and All-Star center Joel Embiid. The "Sixers owners plan to pitch James the promise that the team will also acquire San Antonin Spurs disgruntled star Kawahi Leonard, according to Stein - a series of moves that would give Philly a Golden State Warriors-like super-team".

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