LeBron James thanks Northeast Ohio in classy farewell message

LeBron James thanks Northeast Ohio in classy farewell message

LeBron James thanks Northeast Ohio in classy farewell message

The 33-year-old, whose teams have represented the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association final for the past eight seasons, has agreed to a four-year, $154-million contract (all figure U.S.) with the storied Lakers franchise.

He fulfilled his promise to bring a championship to northeast OH and, despite losing to the Golden State Warriors in back-to-back NBA Finals, he solidified his reputation as the best player in the league, especially after leading an underwhelming supporting cast to the title series last month, one that ended in a 4-0 sweep in the hands of the Warriors. The family has two homes in California and James' oldest son, LeBron James Jr., has always been rumored to be taking his own talents to basketball powerhouse Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California.

The NBA's most glamorous team has landed LeBron James, his agency confirmed on Twitter Sunday (Monday, Manila time).

Read on to check out the internet's excitement about Space Jam 2 thanks to LeBron James heading to the Lakers and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

In his time with the Cavs, James managed to bring a championship to Cleveland. The deal is a four-year deal worth $154 million.

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 many are asking where that trailer is - and really, we want to see it too - others are using Space Jam 2 as a reason to be happy that James is heading west even if they aren't particularly thrilled that he's going to be a Laker. Philadelphia would instantly vault from conference contender to favourite with James, who could make a strong run at his ninth straight Finals in Year One.

Gilbert and James mended some fences for his return in 2014, but they remain distant other than a shared commitment to winning. Now that he's in Los Angeles, that's impossible. It also helps that the Lakers are one of the game's premier franchises. With his destination unclear, the Lakers would likely gravitate toward a more aggressive move to assemble a team that can take on the Golden State Warriors.

The signing also means James will have to interact with the Ball family at some point in the next four years.

Woj also dropped the bomb that, despite talks between San Antonio and Los Angeles cooling in recent days, Kawhi Leonard still remains hell-bent on becoming a Laker next season as well, lining the Lakers up to suddenly springboard back into title contention.

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