LeBron James signs for LA Lakers in $154MILLION DEAL

04 July, 2018, 00:18 | Author: Corey Lynch
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As Jenkins noted, James has never played for a team owner or president he can relate to as much as Johnson, both on the court and off of it. Johnson's influence may have been a huge part in the Lakers landing James.

While LeBron is looking to sell tickets to his film projects, he has already given a big boost to interest in Lakers tickets for next season. Further, his three-point shooting has only improved to the point where it could reasonably be described as below average. Playing for the Lakers does give him a better shot at winning another National Basketball Association title, and the $154 million dollars probably doesn't hurt either.

With the Lakers signing LeBron James, there are certainly a lot of things to take in for what his impact on the franchise will be.

At the time, George signing with the Thunder certainly stung, as this was thought to have hurt the chance of the Lakers getting LeBron James. James' decision left a power vacuum in the Eastern Conference. After acquiring LeBron James, the Lakers are expected to go after Leonard next.

USA media reports said the Lakers move was sealed following a meeting late Saturday between James and the team's president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson. As most hoops fans know, the Akron, Ohio native was selected by the Cavs with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 Draft.




So that, again, wouldn't seem to bode well for the assemblage of a proper supporting cast for James, but, as many have speculated, Ball may not be long for the roster.

Rondo was given a one-year deal at $9 million.

The Lakers renounced their rights to Julius Randle on Monday, clearing $12.5 million worth of salary cap space, according to sources who weren't authorized to speak publicly.

Next year's expected free agent market would include San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, former James teammate Kyrie Irving and Golden State guard Klay Thompson.

James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, now joins a club with money to spend and a desire to rebuild into a championship team.

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