It’s Official: LeBron James Signs With Los Angeles Lakers

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Well, it’s officially official.

LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday evening after reports on July 1st that James would be signing a four-year, $154 million contract with LA.

The four-time NBA MVP and three-time NBA champion will be heading into his 16th season in the league after four seasons with the Miami Heat and a combined eleven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers between his two stints with the franchise.

James averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists over the course of the 2017-18 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, good enough to earn him second place in the 2018 NBA MVP voting.

James is also coming off one of the greatest postseasons that any player in the history of the NBA has ever had after dragging a team not many thought could compete for a championship to the Finals for the fourth straight time for the Cavs and the eighth straight time for LeBron James.  James averaged 34 points, 9.1 rebounds and nine assists over the course of the 2018 postseason, including an incredible 51-point performance in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals.

With James now officially headed to the City of Angels, the city of Cleveland is wondering what they will do now after the second departure of James from their beloved franchise.  We will have to see what transpires for both James and the Cavaliers this coming season as they go their separate ways yet again.

There is most definitely a different air to the city this time around that LeBron left.  Whereas in 2010 it was anger, this time it is mostly gratefulness to The King for fulfilling his promise from four summers ago to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland, which he delivered on June 19th, 2016.

 

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