LeBron James Confirms He's Joining The Lakers

LeBron James Confirms He's Joining The Lakers

LeBron James Confirms He's Joining The Lakers

He will sign a 1-year, $4.5 million deal, a little bit more than he was set to make in IN, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes. That one year option is the one he has made a decision to knock back.

The Philadelphia 76ers, whose young star Ben Simmons has the same agent as James, were also in the hunt with James, hoping to build a potential triple threat alongside the Australian and Cameroon forward Joel Embiid.

Leonard is still under contract with the Spurs for another year, and they've entertained offers from several teams.

Cleveland can offer the star more money than any other team in the National Basketball Association - a whopping a five-year max deal worth around $205 million.

Even at 33, James remains one of the NBA's elite players, ranking among the league leaders in scoring (27.5 points per game) and various advanced measures during his 15th National Basketball Association season. Free agency opened up this morning at 12:01 am and the 76ers already received the news that Paul George is staying in Oklahoma City.

LeBron James posted a video of himself jumping off a cliff while on a Caribbean vacation with his family.

According to ESPN, James doesn't have a meeting scheduled with the Cavaliers after opting out of his contract on Friday. They were 48-11 against Eastern Conference clubs in the playoffs.

Not too long ago, disgruntled star Kawhi Leonard asked the San Antonio Spurs to trade him, with Los Angeles as his preferred destination.

The bonanza started Saturday night (US time) when Durant made a decision to sign a two-year, $US61.5 million deal with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, one where he'll make $US30.5 million this season. He had returned to his hometown team and helped lift the 57-year drought of major sports teams in Cleveland without a championship.

But NBA insiders say the Cavaliers are still in with a shot of keeping James.

The ball is in Gregg Popovich and RC Buford's court. However, with James now in town, that will be coming to an end.

It's telling that the two men who have been able to convince James to leave Cleveland are Pat Riley and Magic Johnson. The player's relationship with the owner has never been the same since. "Kawhi for Kyrie straight up, for me, is not enough for San Antonio".

While reports have been circulating about Kawhi Leonard not wanting to step back into a Spurs locker room again, the organization still wished him a happy birthday.

LeBron's move to Los Angeles sucks for other up-and-coming Western Conference teams as well.

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