LeBron James signs for LA Lakers in $154MILLION DEAL

LeBron James signs for LA Lakers in $154MILLION DEAL

The Lakers can offer top money plus talent and draft picks in order to surround James with competitive players enough to challenge the Warriors, who suddenly must contend with James as a Pacific division rival rather than a foe to be faced only twice a season and for the National Basketball Association title. But the Lakers need a center and nearly the entire regime (from the players to the coaching staff to the front office) is now different from when Howard played there.

LeBron James did not keep anyone waiting this time, as he announced his future on the first day of free agency.

Four-time All-Star Rondo, a 32-year-old point guard, who has made stops in Boston, Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago, averaged 8.3 points, 8.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds a game last season for New Orleans.

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In 2017-18, the Lakers' Oct. 19 opener vs. the Los Angeles Clippers featured StubHub tickets for as low as $60. He spent four seasons with the Miami Heat before returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014.

Following James' decision to leave Cleveland for a second time, a Cavaliers fan accidentally set himself aflame as he attempted to burn a LeBron jersey.

LaVar Ball is already clearing off space on Lonzo's trophy case - telling TMZ Sports he expects FOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS now that LeBron James is on the Lakers! The win at the end of the 2015-2016 season marked the city of Cleveland's first professional sports title in 52 years.

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The contact also suggests James does not necessarily expect Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson to land him another big star immediately, something many believed the team had to do to lure the league's best all-around player to the west coast. "This will always be home". But that option vanished after James opted out of his one-year contract extension with the Cavs that would have paid him $35.6 million next season.

This year, that sponsorship will be worth a lot more.

They have been locked in conversations with the San Antonio Spurs over a trade for Leonard. It brought in an estimated $21 million in earned media for Goodyear.

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