After his successful stint with Cleveland Cavaliers, the Basketball star Lebron James is ready to join LA Lakers and lift the franchise from their most unsuccessful period in history to new heights.
This Sunday LeBron’s agency Klutch Sports Group revealed that James has signed a $154 Million deal to join LA Lakers for four years. He himself announced that he will be leaving his home-state Cleveland Cavaliers and join LA Lakers.
James declined his option with Cleveland Cavaliers this Sunday, the team that he has lead to straight 4 NBA finals but couldn’t get past the Golden State Warriors. Now, he will be playing for the LA Lakers for 4 years.
LeBron joined NBA in 2003 where he was picked by Cleveland through draft but with a shocking decision he moved to Miami Heats in 2010 and there he won his first championship in 2012 with Heats.
But he came back to the Cleveland after 2 years and one his first NBA championship against Cleveland in June 2016 where they defeated Golden State Warriors by 93-89 in the Game no. 7. and also became the MVP of the year.
This was the first major championship for Cleveland Cavaliers since 1964.
James later thanked his home-town and fans through instagram where he posted the Cleveland’s 2016 championship parade and said, ““Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home.”
LeBron has two houses in Los Angeles where his wife and four children spend most of their time in Summers. After their loss to Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals last month, Lebron made it clear that his choice in his free- agency will be effected by his family considerations and that enhanced his chances all the more to move to the LA Lakers.
But even with the addition of James in the squad, LA would not be considered as the top contender as most of their team is filled with youngsters like Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball who was expected to move from LA in order to add Lebron. Their coach Luke Walton is also young and has played 10 proffesional seasons. He was picked in the same NBA draft as James in 2003.
The Lakers who is widely considered as the LA Lakers is also making a move for the San Antonio Spurs All-star forward Kawhi Leonard but nevertheless, they must be happy that the king of the NBA has joined them. Lebron claimed that it would take time to build a stronger team around him and to convert LA into a title worthy team.
The 6-foot-8 forward is a lethal weapon for any team he is the prized possession. When he first left Cavaliers they were the worst teams of NBA. But he made ammends when he joined Cavaliers again in the 2014 and took Cavs to NBA finals 4 times straight and even won the first ever championship for Cavaliers after 56 years.
Dan Gilbert said on Sunday, “LeBron, you came home and delivered the ultimate goal”, thanked James for “a championship that united generations of Clevelanders, both living and past.”
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