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LeBron James signs $154 million, 4-year contract with Los Angeles Lakers

02 July, 2018, 07:11 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • LeBron James is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers

In addition to returning in 2014, James led the Cavaliers to their first championship - and his third - in 2016, a historic comeback from 3-1 down against the defending champion Warriors.

The 33-year-old James is coming off a season in which he averaged 27.5 points per game with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Shortly after the announcement, which came in a surprising manner, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account. "This will always be home", he wrote.

His move from the Cleveland Cavaliers ends months of speculation. The greatest player of his generation, and arguably the best of all-time, deciding to join your franchise will do that.

The Sixers big man has often publicly recruited the former Cavs superstar and now that James has officially become an unrestricted free agent, Embiid's squad are certainly in the running to land the four-time MVP.

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He then opted out of the final two years of his Miami contract and returned to Cleveland. Just hours before LeBron's decision leaked, The Ringer noted that the Lakers had the inside track on Cousins as well. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one authorized that detail be released publicly. James added: "So I don't have an answer for you right now as far as that".

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

At least one fellow National Basketball Association player looked deep into the future to share one aspect of James' new four-year contract.

James will now compete directly with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors not only in the Western Conference, but in the Pacific Division. I can't wait to see him commandeer the offense and take an ill-advised shot while sharing the court with James, just to see the best player in the world's reaction.

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