LeBron James leaving Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James leaving Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with Los Angeles Lakers

After James' management agency, Klutch Sports Group, made the announcement about the superstar's decision, the Lakers announced that they had re-signed shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and signed free agent swingman Lance Stephenson, who has been with several teams, most recently the Indiana Pacers.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic knows he will have to share the Los Angeles limelight after LeBron James confirmed that he will be joining the L.A. Lakers.

Originally signed by the Cavaliers in 2003, James, who grew up in Akron, left Cleveland in 2010 to join the Miami Heat and led them to four consecutive NBA Finals, winning in 2012 and 2013.

The three-time National Basketball Association champion was selected by the Cavaliers in 2003 as the first pick in the National Basketball Association draft and established himself as one of the league's best players.

Multiple reports suggest that after signing James, the Lakers are also eyeing a trade with the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star forward Kawahi Leonard.

With his destination unclear, the Lakers would likely gravitate toward a more aggressive move to assemble a team that can take on the Golden State Warriors. Because they own his "Bird rights" the Cavs can offer James more money than any other team - a five-year, $207 million deal.

Why the Lakers suit LeBron: Salary-cap space; business interests; iconic franchise.

Marcin Gortat, recently traded from the Wizards to the Clippers, noted that it was shaping up to be an "interesting year" in Los Angeles. While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans.

Wine-and-gold vs. Purple-and-gold. It's the last long-term max contract that James can sign thanks to the NBA CBA's Over-38 rule (formerly the Over-37 rule). Well, at least young and outspoken centre Embiid isn't.

He was spotted in Los Angeles, which stirred speculation that he was interested in the Lakers.

For now, though, he's not attached to anyone.



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