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LeBron James agrees $154 million Lakers deal

02 July, 2018, 12:30 | Author: Candice Daniels
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LeBron James, pictured November 1, 2017 in Cleveland, left the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

We can suspect forever what was said by managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer during the meeting, but it never really mattered. The 76ers recently parted ways with general manager Bryan Colangelo and their basketball operations are now being overseen by coach Brett Brown.

The 76ers met with James' representatives Sunday, obviously to no avail. "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons, the four-time National Basketball Association most valuable player, and 14-time All Star, said". Another star forward, Kawhi Leonard, reportedly wants to go to Los Angeles via trade from the San Antonio Spurs.

Meanwhile, LeBron James' next move remains unclear.

James isn't expected to drag his choice out over several days. He joins a team that hasn't made the playoffs in five years, is bereft of all-star calibre talent to surround James, and must compete in a Western Conference dominated by the Golden State Warriors for four seasons with the Houston Rockets nipping at their heels now.

And by signing a four-year deal, James has now entrusted the Lakers' front office, led by President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka, with the ability to build a championship contender over the long-term.

After much speculation and discussion, LeBron James has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, July 2 (Manila time).

Liverpool give Keita Gerrard's No.8 shirt
The Reds have also signed Brazil global Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco earlier in the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old midfielder joined the Reds this summer having agreed personal terms with the Premier League club since 2017.

Carr didn't stop there, issuing an application for those wishing to root for the Lakers now that James will be playing there.

Sources said Caldwell-Pope will re-sign on a one-year, $12 million deal and that Stephenson has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal.

This time there was no hideously awkward television special to trumpet his departure for Miami.

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

James informed the Cavaliers on Friday that he would not exercise his $35.6 million contract option.

The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving again, Cavs fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sport title drought in 2016.

Every time LeBron James has been a free agent, the biggest question was where he'd end up. But given the unpredictable nature of free agency, and his ties to Los Angeles, it's hard to see him staying with the Thunder for that long.

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