LeBron James Signs With the Los Angeles Lakers

Hey. It looks like Lakers fans can chill out and take a break from burning their custom Paul George jerseys, because Klutch Sports announced via Twitter that LeBron James has agreed to a contract with the Lakers. The deal is apparently worth $154 million over four years:

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— Klutch Sports Group (@KlutchSports) July 2, 2018

LeBron took to Instagram story to thank NE Ohio:

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— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) July 2, 2018

The Lakers will be the third, and maybe final, team LeBron suits up for in his career. He has been to the NBA Finals nine straight seasons, a streak that is looking dicey now that he’s in the same conference as the Warriors and Rockets.

Related to this is the Kawhi Leonard situation, to which ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports he still wants to be a Laker. Whether the Spurs will allow that to happen remains unknown.

Sources: As trade talks have unfolded, Kawhi Leonard’s focus is unchanged: He wants to be a Laker. https://t.co/0wZGf5MrNt

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018

Sidenote: Magic Johnson no longer has to quit the Lakers, landing LBJ should suffice for now.

Big Baller Lonzo Ball, who may or may not play with LeBron next season, fronts that he isn’t surprised:

Y’all really thought he was gonna pass up the greatest city in the world… #TheKingIsHere đź‘‘

— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) July 2, 2018