LeBron James: Basketball star agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers

04 July, 2018, 00:14 | Author: Sally Reid
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James' move to the Los Angeles Lakers puts him closer to the entertainment epicenter at a time when National Basketball Association stars are increasingly media-savvy.

James will join a Lakers team which has missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons, the longest streak in franchise history.

The Lakers have reportedly been in talks with San Antonio for unhappy star Kawhi Leonard.

Back in 2010 at the time of James "taking his talents to South Beach" and Gilbert's original letter, many dismissed the idea of the three-time NBA MVP ever returning to Cleveland simply based on its owner's original farewell letter.

"But even if we were, you know the Lakers...once you retire, you become all about the organization, and the next player that is in that jersey...the players who come before have a responsibility to help them win more championships".

LeBron James Agrees To Sign Four-Year, $154M Deal With Lakers
Even without Paul George , who agreed to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, that makes the Lakers an instant contender. The team was reportedly willing to offer James $38.25 million annual maximum salary over four years, ESPN wrote .

Nike signage outside arena before Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 8, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

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.

This is the second time the enormous image of James will be removed.

After years of struggling, the Lakers now have the best player in the world to lead their impressive young core. Those subsequent moves raise one important question: LeBron is aware the Lakers did that, right? "He clashed with Kobe Bryant, voiced frustration with coach Mike D'Antoni, and seemingly burned his bridges after the season was over by leaving to sign with the Houston Rockets despite the Lakers' impassioned "#StayD12" campaign.

James is the co-founder of Los Angeles-based production company SpringHill Entertainment, which has developed more than a dozen TV series and films including Starz drama "Survivor's Remorse" and NBC game show "The Wall". The team from OH made a number of trades at this past year's trade deadline, drafted Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft and have most of its core outside of James, of course, locked up.

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