Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

This also means that, for the first time in his career, LeBron will be playing in the NBA's Western Conference, eliminating the chance of next year's NBA Finals being a fifth-consecutive showdown between the Golden State Warriors and whatever side LeBron is on.

That said, it is safe to assume James signed on believing in the likelihood that Los Angeles will be able to bring in another superstar. But, he agreed to a new contract with the Thunder when free agency began.

James shocked the National Basketball Association world in 2010 when he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, only to return to Cleveland in 2014 after winning two championships.

LeBron James has officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year deal, and it sounds as if it is only a matter of time before he and Kawhi Leonard are teammates.

His management agency, Klutch Sports Group, announced his agreement with the Lakers with a simple, short release.

"So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that". Beating the Warriors in seven games in 2016, James earned NBA Finals MVP honors as Cleveland won its first major sports championship in 52 years.

U.S. 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. With the No. 8 overall pick in the NBA Draft, Cleveland selected 19-year-old Alabama point guard Collin Sexton, who now becomes an even more prominent focal point for the Cavs' franchise moving forward.

"(James) landed in (the Los Angeles suburb of) Van Nuys just after 11 a.m. PT", Wojnarowski reported on ESPN.com.

In 2014 however, he finally returned to his roots and rejoined the Cavaliers where he has been for the past four years.

The Lakers last won a championship in 2010.

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