LeBron James agrees to four-year deal with Lakers
LeBron James is officially headed to Los Angeles.
James’ agency Klutch Sports announced on Sunday that The King has agreed to terms with the Lakers on a four-year deal worth $154 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
LeBron James has agreed to 4-year, $154M deal with Lakers, Klutch Sports says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
The Lakers had long been seen as the favorites to land James if he decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers. While they are coming off five straight losing seasons, they immediately return to contention in the Western Conference with the arrival of the four-time MVP.
Now the question will be who the purple and gold can put around James with Paul George re-signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the prospects of a deal with the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard looking uncertain at best (though some notable veterans may now reportedly be following). But regardless, the biggest domino has fallen within the first 24 hours of free agency, and after several years of futility, the stage is finally set for the Lakers, one of the league’s marquee franchises, to recapture some of their prior glory.