LeBron James joining Los Angeles Lakers on 4-year, $154 million deal

LeBron James signs four-year US $154 million deal with Los Angeles Lakers

USA media reports said the Lakers move was sealed following a meeting late Saturday between James and the team's president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson.

The Philadelphia 76ers, whose young star Ben Simmons has the same agent as James, were also in the hunt, hoping to build a potential triple threat alongside the reigning Rookie of the Year and All-Star center Joel Embiid.

Extremely strong reports indicate that LeBron James has agreed to a mammoth deal to pull on the forum blue and gold and play for the Los Angeles Lakers next season.

"Welcome to the family @KingJames #lakers4life #striveforgreatness", wrote Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Twitter. Cleveland has lost to Golden State in the finals each of the last two years, and in three of the last four.

"I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing".

James' move to the Lakers comes four years after he went back home to Cleveland, where he had stated his intention to finish his career with the Cavaliers. "For today's meeting, Sixers will meet with LeBron James' reps, sources tell ESPN".

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LeBron James agrees to four-year, $154 million deal with Lakers
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It is a win for the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors on several levels. Timberwolves • Derrick Rose and Minnesota will be counting on one another next season.

That mission was accomplished when the Cavaliers won the 2016 crown with James in the starring role as Cleveland celebrated a sports champion for the first time in 52 years. "This will always be home", James posted on Instagram with a photo of the Cavaliers' championship parade.

"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons". He managed to make it to the NBA Finals every season since then.

James informed the Cavaliers on Friday that he would not exercise his $35.6 million contract option. McGee has played the past two years for the Golden State Warriors.

James will now compete directly with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors not only in the Western Conference, but in the Pacific Division.

Perennial news-breaker Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news a short time ago, citing a press release seemingly issued by Klutch Sports, the athlete agency that represents LeBron.

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