LeBron James agrees to four-year, $154 million deal with Lakers

Private jet that went from Cleveland to Caribbean headed to LA

Since Kobe Bryant retired in 2016, the Lakers have sought to add a franchise-changer to lift them from a long, dry spell unheard of in their storied past.

George stayed with the Thunder.

If the Sixers are going to give up a haul like that for Leonard, then they obviously need to know they can re-sign him long-term. This ended more than a year of rumors that LeBron would be headed to the Lakers, and the deal may kick off even more fireworks for the Lakers.

Now, it appears, as ESPN's Zach Lowe noted, a matter of whether they'll meet San Antonio's asking price.

In his time with the Cavs, James managed to bring a championship to Cleveland.

While there was a feverish flurry of activity involving big-named players in the opening hour of what has been billed as the Summer of LeBron, James did not announce where he'll play next season and it's not known if other moves, such as Paul George staying in Oklahoma City and Chris Paul staying in Houston, have affected his thinking.

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On Friday, James formally became a free agent when he informed the Cavs he would not exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent and the prize catch in the 2018 class.

While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him. In choosing the Lakers, James has made a bet that the combination of his presence, these young players and significant salary-cap space will be enough to draw elite talent at some point.

Why did LeBron James sign with the Los Angeles Lakers? He's played his entire career in the Eastern Conference. At the moment, it seems as though 10 Western Conference teams could be legitimate playoff contenders next season. Well, at least young and outspoken centre Joel Embiid isn't.

The Lakers can offer top money plus talent and draft picks in order to surround James with competitive players enough to challenge the Warriors, who suddenly must contend with James as a Pacific division rival rather than a foe to be faced only twice a season and for the National Basketball Association title.

He is, however, a talisman for winning, both in Miami and with the Cavaliers, and his presence alone as the most singularly dominant player in the game turns the Lakers into a factor. In Los Angeles, championships are the standard and he'll feel new pressure in upholding the legacies of Johnson, Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and other Lakers greats.

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