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Lance Stephenson signing with Lakers

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Edward Snyder | 03 July, 2018, 02:10

On Sunday, Klutch Sports Group announced on Twitter James' plans to sign a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers after declining his $35.6 million player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers and testing free agency. Chief among them was former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, who said he was excited to see James playing in purple and gold at Staples next year.

James' agency announced his four-year, $153.3 million deal with the National Basketball Association giants on Sunday, and Ibrahimovic immediately took to Twitter to welcome the new King of the West.

Even without Paul George, who agreed to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, that makes the Lakers an instant contender.

The Lakers have gone five seasons without reaching the NBA Playoffs.

Can the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors?

The team didn't wait long to announce their next move. Sunday's announcement came on the opening day of the new league year. The team was projected to have a little under $50 million to hand out. 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.




The Lakers are heard to be offering only one-year deals to maximize their cap space for the summer of 2019.

He was the difference between annual title contention and residence in Eastern Conference purgatory, and it stands to reason his departure will send Cleveland back into rebuilding mode as the franchise deals with another changing of the guard.

So we rounded up some of the best ones. Stephenson averaged 9.2 points per game on the Pacers last season.

Many have already wondered what the NBA Finals might look like without James taking on the Warriors every year. The best the two teams can do is meet in the Western Conference Finals.

LeBron took to Instagram after the news was revealed to thank Northeast Ohio for "an incredible 4 seasons".

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