LeBron is joining the Lakers on a 4-year, $154 million deal

Twitter is going wild in the wake of James' move to LA

Karl Buscheck
July 01, 2018 - 7:38 pm

LeBron James is officially a Laker, as he announced via his agency, Klutch Sports Group on Sunday night. His deal is worth $154 million over four seasons.

James took to Instagram to confirm the move, offering a shout-out to his fans in Cleveland, who he leaves behind for a second time.

With the King's decision to sign with the Lakers, he joins an illustrious crop of legends.

The most promienet Laker icon of recent days, one Kobe Bryant, extended his best wishes to James.

Another of those Laker legends, Magic Johnson, the current prez of basketball ops., was the guy who made sure this deal came to fruition.

So, is Kawhi Leonard next? That's very much TBD.

One of LeBron's newest teammates always seemed to know this was going to happen.

Darren Rovell, ESPN's sports business reporter extraordinare, put the deal into the proper financial context.


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