Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sends message of thanks to LeBron James

03 July, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Salvatore Jensen
  • LeBron James is joining the team where Kobe Bryant made his mark. More

With LeBron James once again dominating the sports news cycle all day today thanks to his bombshell decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, one interesting piece of trivia has floated to the surface as a result.

The blockbuster contract sends the 33-year-old four-time NBA Most Valuable Player to one of the league's most iconic clubs, adding to the legacy of such legends as Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.

The team, which has enough salary-cap space to sign him and another star player, is still said to be in pursuit of Kawhi Leonard.

James will make $25.65 million next season.

The meeting occurred after James' agent reportedly had conversations with the Cavaliers.

"LeBron James, four-time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA all-star, and two-time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four-year, 154 million USA dollar contract with the Los Angeles Lakers", Klutch Sports said at 5:05 pm.

Los Angeles also provides James with a larger platform for his business interests and social activism.

The Lakers opened at 20-1 odds on June 2 and the Westgate took a $4,500 wager on them at 12-1 on Friday before moving them to 8-1.




James and the Cavaliers have been beaten in three out of four NBA Finals against the Warriors since 2015. Now that it's Monday, the local newspapers in Cleveland can appropriately say goodbye to their star and hometown product, and those in Los Angeles can welcome their new free agent acquisition with the fanfare he deserves.

LeBron James flew back to Los Angeles from a family vacation in the Caribbean.

James isn't expected to drag his choice out over several days. With the OK3 remaining intact, Chris Paul and James Harden attempting to run it back, and Kevin Durant returning to the Warriors for two more years the Western Conference may be the toughest either conference has ever been.

The Lakers' prize free agent, of course, wore No. 23 at St. Vincent St. Mary High School and all of his 11 seasons with the Cavaliers.

The Lakers have a young, talented but inexperienced roster and they were hoping to land both James and possibly George.

Taylor, signed to a two-year contract last October, started nine of his 67 games last season.

CLEVELAND The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a chance to pitch their process to LeBron James. The Lakers can afford to be patient in building the team, even if James wasn't on board.

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