In the most anticipated move of this NBA offseason, LeBron James has signed a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
James has only played for Eastern Conference teams in his career.
The announcement was made by Klutch Sports Group on Twitter. The sports agency group is owned by Rich Paul, a longtime friend of James. John Wall is also represented by the group.
According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, the contract breaks down as follows: $35.65M, $37.43M, $39.21M and $41M. He is not eligible for a no-trade clause.
The contract comes out to $153,312,845. https://t.co/HH4oDUYrEm— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 2, 2018
James' move to the West Coast comes four years after he went back home to Cleveland. He was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003, and left the team to join the Miami Heat in 2010. When he rejoined the Cavaliers in 2014, he stated his intent to finish his career there.
James, 33, won an NBA title with Miami twice (2012 and 2013) and brought the Larry O'Brien trophy to Cleveland in 2016 — the first title for the city in more than 50 years, helping th e Cavaliers become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win it all.
James leaves the Cavaliers francise as its leader in nearly every major statistical category: games played, points, rebounds, assists and steals, per ESPN.
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