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Lebron James Signs 4-Year, $153.3M Deal With Los Angeles Lakers

02 July, 2018, 08:03 | Author: Delia Walker
  • A high-level Philadelphia 76ers contingent is meeting with Le Bron James agent Rich Paul on Sunday in Los Angeles Action News has learned

After finishing 11th in the Western Conference with a 35-47 record during the 2017-18 season, the Lakers pulled off what is possibly the greatest free agency accomplishment in the franchise's history. According to Real GM's Keith Smith, the Lakers are projected to have $46.82 million in room.

But while the Cavs and Lakers appear to be the front-runners for James, the Philadelphia 76ers aren't ready to give up the fight. Players with 7-9 years of experience, can earn a max salary of $30.3 million.

James, meanwhile, paid tribute to Cavs on his Instagram story in which he said: "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons".

Rumors of James' interest in joining the Lakers had ramped up over the last season as his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, struggled to make the NBA Finals with a below-average cast around the 14-time All-Star.

LeBron has yet to make a free agency decision.

We won't get into that here, but we assume a number of Lakers fans are already deleting some of their old tweets trashing James.

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And yet to come is where San Antonio big man Kawhi Leonard will end up. One of general manager Koby Altman's most critical tasks will be deciding whether to retain or trade Kevin Love, who will make nearly $50 million the next two seasons.

Why did James sign with the Lakers?

And while he has always been compared to Michael Jordan, Johnson is the one whose game more closely resembles his own.

Even the Los Angeles Rams extended their welcome to James.

The Sixers reportedly met with James' team Sunday, which was reportedly a courtesy meeting.

As things stand now, Smith's projections have the Lakers with $59.96 million of cap space for 2019.

Kobe Bryant's heir apparent in Los Angeles is, in a roundabout way at least, LeBron James. But it does say quite a bit about the magnitude of LeBron's signing that it was worth breaking into a broadcast for.

Klutch Sports Group announced that the contract would pay James a fully guaranteed $154 million.

In their first 65 seasons, this franchise - which shares the title of most essential with the Boston Celtics - missed the playoffs just five times. Short contracts are the new normal.

This is the second time James has departed from Cleveland.


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