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LeBron James Agrees To Four-Year, $154M Deal With Lakers

LeBron James bid goodbye to Cleveland for the second time and said hello to Los Angeles.
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With one simple announcement, LeBron James bid goodbye to Cleveland for the second time and said hello to Los Angeles.

The NBA superstar's agency set the basketball world buzzing on Monday morning by announcing that he has agreed to join the Lakers on a four-year, $154-million deal.

Klutch Sports Group, the agency headed by James' longtime agent Rich Paul, made the announcement with a 36-word statement that meant the world for fans of admittedly the best player in the world at the moment.

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With the move, the NBA's 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.

Additional reporting by the Associated Press

This story originally appeared on Spin.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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