American professional basketball player Lebron James will be joining the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year $154 million deal.
This announcement was made by Klutch Sports Group:
LeBron James, four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA finals MVP, fourteen-time NBA All-Star, and two times Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
As would be expected, several personalities took to social media to express their joy for Lebron.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2018
Y’all really thought he was gonna pass up the greatest city in the world… #TheKingIsHere 👑
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) July 2, 2018
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 2, 2018
— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 2, 2018
LeBron informed the Cavs on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6 million option and becoming a free agent.
This makes it the longest deal that he has ever signed since his six years contract with Miami in 2010.
And this is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions.