On Day 2 of NBA Free Agency, Lebron James announced via Klutch Sports Group that he is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Lebron signs a 4 year $154M deal with LA.
I’ve been saying for a year now that the Lakers would be where Lebron would play next. All the hints were there and now locally, this opens the door for the Pacers to control the Central Division and possibly battle top contender Boston Celtics for the East crown.
Lebron to the Lakers gives the Western Conference all the star power and will be interesting if this develops new playoff seeding in the future.
James’ fourth year is a player option. It’s the longest deal he has signed since inking a six-year deal with the Heat in 2010. His previous three deals were all three years or shorter.
James thanked his home area in an Instagram story. Saying in text overlaying a photo from the Cavs’ 2016 NBA title victory parade, “Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home.”
The four-time MVP and fourteen-time All Star certainly left his mark in his city, whether or not he chooses to finish his NBA career in Cleveland.
LeBron James has agreed to 4-year, $154M deal with Lakers, Klutch Sports says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
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LeBron James brought one title , and did countless other charitable projects in NEOhio, which will bear fruit years down the road. 11 years of a still developing HOF career in his home area. I wish him and his fam well pic.twitter.com/sdzkKh8xRc
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