LeBron James signs for LA Lakers in $154MILLION DEAL

04 July, 2018, 00:13 | Author: Barbara Daniel
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Basketballer LeBron James has signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, his management announced late Sunday. He averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game for IN last season, his first campaign without missing a game.

However, according to several reports, James is aware of the Lakers' current outlook and is okay with it - for now.

The Lakers are in position to treat the 2018-19 season as a lengthy audition for those seeking long-term employment as a James teammate. The four-year, $153.3 million contract offer from Los Angeles carries with it the championship opportunities that come with the way management does business.

So the Lakers' pursuit of Leonard may continue.

But before things got out of hand, the Pittsburgh Steelers made it clear that Antonio Brown is not available to the Warriors.

James, a two-time Olympic champion, left Cleveland before in 2010 for the Miami Heat, where he reached the NBA Finals 4 times, going 2-2, before departing for the Cavaliers, vowing to bring a title to Cleveland, his home region having grown up in nearby Akron. After one year with the Thunder, George liked the organization enough to re-sign there on a four-year deal instead of joining the Lakers.

If you're the Sixers and deciding whether to make a play for Leonard, the Lakers maintaining their 2019 flexibility is intimidating.

That's the method behind what seems to be some Lakers madness.

The Lakers deal, which reportedly includes a player option for the fourth year, will give the young team the ability to grow gradually as the storied franchise attempts to assemble a squad to challenge the dominant Golden State Warriors.

Even as an iconic 10-story banner of James is about to be removed from a Cleveland building, the Lakers began filling out the roster for next season, agreeing to one-year deals with swingman Lance Stephenson, guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and center JaVale McGee.

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