Sunday, 22 July, 2018

LeBron James signs his Lakers contract

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Frederick Owens | 11 July, 2018, 11:10

LeBron James will be donning the number 23 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Monday, LeBron James officially signed his four-year, $153.3 million Lakers contract, waving goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career.

And we, happily, all know how that turned out.

It was already known that LeBron James would be playing his basketball in California in purple and gold for the next three to four seasons, but the LA Lakers have now made the biggest signing of this NBA off-season official.

Los Angeles can collectively exhale. "We will continue forward to achieve our shared obsession of bringing banner No. 17 to the world's best fans - Lakers Nation".

"He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful", Magic said in a statement. But before James and Co. went public with the news via a simple Instagram post, the three-time champion sent an even simpler text to Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. "It's a huge step closer to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals".

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James, 33, has averaged 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game in 1,143 career contests.

This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams.

James spent his first seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his next four seasons with the Miami Heat, and his last four seasons back at home with Cleveland.

James' arrival is indeed validation for Johnson and Pelinka, who took over the Lakers' front office in February 2017 with a specific plan to rebuild the franchise by persuading established superstars to join as free agents.

"I think they considered us very strongly", Harris said of James's representatives while talking to reporters on Monday at the Las Vegas Summer League, as reported by ESPN.

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