"LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three-time NBA finals MVP, 14-time NBA All-Star, and two-time Olympic gold medallist, has agreed to a four-year $154 million contract with he Los Angeles Lakers", Klutch Sports Group said in a statement.
James did not pick up his option Friday with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team he led to its fourth straight National Basketball Association finals this year, only to be swept by the Golden State Warriors in four games. He also won a championship in Cleveland. But the Lakers still have plenty of cap space after signing James, and could still add more talent.
The next-biggest free agent prize will now be DeMarcus Cousins, who has already heard from the Lakers along with the New Orleans Pelicans since free agency began at the stroke of midnight on Sunday.
And it leaves the Cavs picking up the pieces of a James exit for the second time in eight years. Before returning to the Cavs, James had played four seasons with Miami Heat.
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The city of Akron, Ohio, official Twitter account posted a thank-you to James that included a photo of him holding the Larry O'Brien trophy at a rally in the city surrounded by Cavaliers fans.
Durant will be paid about $30.5 million this coming season, about $5 million less than he could have commanded if the deal was structured differently.
Hours after the announcement, the Cavaliers issued a statement from chairman Dan Gilbert, thanking James for leading the team to the National Basketball Association championship in 2016, calling it a title that "united generations of Clevelanders, both living and passed". One of general manager Koby Altman's most critical tasks will be deciding whether to retain or trade Kevin Love, who will make nearly $50 million the next two seasons.
He will be entering his 16th season in the league. "This will always be home". James helped seal a Game 7 win with a chase-down block of Andre Iguodala, the signature moment of a career that has shown no signs of decay.
James spent the week vacationing in Anguilla, and hopped aboard a private Gulfstream jet in the morning to fly to the Los Angeles area.
The greatest player of his generation, and arguably the best of all-time, deciding to join your franchise will do that. Just hours before LeBron's decision leaked, The Ringer noted that the Lakers had the inside track on Cousins as well.
Carr didn't stop there, issuing an application for those wishing to root for the Lakers now that James will be playing there. After much speculation and discussion, LeBron James has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, July 2 (Manila time).
Israel said on Sunday it had deployed additional tank and artillery units to the Golan, concerned about the intensified fighting. A war monitoring group said the offensive has uprooted more than 120,000 civilians in the southwest since it began last week.
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.
Police said some youths attacked a middle-aged woman at Jogendra Nagar railway station on Wednesday night. No arrests had been made in the cases but authorities said they were questioning several suspects.
While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans. And ESPN is reporting the Cleveland Cavaliers won't meet in person with LeBron James or his representatives once it does.
As the official opening of free agency draws closer there's a strong sense that James is leaning toward the Lakers. As NBA free agency kicks off, rumors continue to swirl that LeBron James is targeting the Los Angeles Lakers .
While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans. Because they own his "Bird rights" the Cavs can offer James more money than any other team - a five-year, $207 million deal.
Last week, Trump underscored the point of "total denuclearization", while noting that it "has already started taking place". The latest US intelligence assessment concludes that there is more than one secret site, officials tell NBC News .
Team Sky has responded, saying: "We are confident that Chris will be riding the Tour as we know he has done nothing wrong".
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Overcrowded bus plunges into gorge in India, killing 48
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Gallery: Final Block 4 Falcon 9 Launches CRS-15
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