LeBron James makes his choice, signs 4-year deal with the Lakers

LeBron James makes his choice, signs 4-year deal with the Lakers

But the Lakers will instantly rise with James, a three-time champion who after being swept by the Warriors in this year's NBA Finals said he is still driven and very much in "championship mode".

But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State have gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since. The Lakers, rich with young talent, have always been chasing a co-star for LeBron.

DeMarcus Cousins would be a great fit alongside LeBron James, the report noted.

In his time with the Cavs, James managed to bring a championship to Cleveland. Because they own his "Bird rights" the Cavs can offer James more money than any other team - a five-year, $207 million deal. Apparently he does, and he is set to become a free agent after next season if the Spurs don't trade him sooner.

Well, now that the world knows that he's heading to the Lakers fans, are excited less about James basketball career choice and more about Space Jam 2. Clint Capela and others with six years or less in the league can make a max salary of $25.25 million for the 2018-19 season. The terms were confirmed by a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal can not become official until the league's offseason moratorium ends this week.

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The legendary Argentine forward has now also scored in three World Cups , and has played in four. Even victory could see them exit the tournament if Iceland beat Croatia by enough goals.

Can the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors? Now that is no longer possible, and Los Angeles management can take a more measured approach when it comes to roster-building, secure in its knowledge that there isn't a more attractive destination.

The chance to play for one of America's most storied franchises is a new challenge for James, who prides himself on knowing the game's history.

But here's to hoping the Sixers somehow meet the Lakers in the Finals for the movie's sequel "Process That". General manager Bryan Colangelo's resignation following an investigation into whether he created Twitter accounts to criticize his own players, has given the impression that the team isn't operating in concert and then would turn off James quickly.

He also opted out of his contract with Cleveland in 2015, to sign a new two year deal with a one year option.

Woj also dropped the bomb that, despite talks between San Antonio and Los Angeles cooling in recent days, Kawhi Leonard still remains hell-bent on becoming a Laker next season as well, lining the Lakers up to suddenly springboard back into title contention.

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