LeBron James agrees to join Lakers

July 2, 2018 GMT

The NBA’s best player has a new home.

LeBron James agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal Sunday with the Los Angeles Lakers. The three-time NBA champion leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers and joins one of the league’s premierfranchises.

LeBron James has agreed to 4-year, $154M deal with Lakers, Klutch Sports says.

Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018

The game’s best all-around player and biggest star will now lead a young Lakers team that has been overmatched in recent years while rebuilding but will instantly rise with James.

Los Angeles also provides James with a larger platform for his business interests and social activism.


This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.

The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in Ohio, and although he’s leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city’s 52-year sports championship drought in 2016.

This articleis based in part on wire reports