LeBron James to join Los Angeles Lakers in $154m deal

Rams players react to Le Bron James signing with the Lakers

James' decision to move west to the Los Angeles Lakers already looks to have a flurry of affects across the league, whether directly involved with the Lakers or Cavs, or indirectly as a chain-reaction.

They have now missed out on the playoffs for five consecutive seasons - the longest drought in franchise history.

More could follow if the Lakers make a trade with the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard, with the likes of Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma possibly on the table.

He played seven seasons before earning fans' ire when he signed with the Miami Heat in 2010, forming what was dubbed the "Big Three" with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. 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.

One can hardly blame James for making the move, though.

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I think everyone has a soft spot for their last 16 opponents Mexico and not just because their fans have brightened up the event. I was here last summer for the Confederations Cup and they brought a young team and also won the European U21s Championships.


It might be a bit unfair to the Cavs, after all, you don't get all the way to the National Basketball Association finals because of one player, even if that player is as talented as James, but it's still fair to say that LeBron shouldered an enormous amount of the burden.

James led the Cavaliers to a NBA Championship in 2016, when they upset the Warriors and shocked the world after being down 3-1 in the best of seven series.

If fans bought a Cavaliers LeBron jersey in the last 90 days, Fanatics has a Jersey Assurance program that enables consumers to exchange, free of charge, a James Cavaliers jersey for either a James Lakers jersey or a new jersey of a player on the Cavaliers. The four-year, $153.3 million contract offer from Los Angeles carries with it the championship opportunities that come with the way management does business.

Before signing with the Lakers, James was also linked to the Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets.

Nearly immediately after the James news was announced, it was reported that San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard is "set" on being a Los Angeles Laker as a result of James signing with the team.

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