Philadelphia 76ers to meet with reps for LeBron James

LeBron James agrees four year, $154 million deal with LA Lakers

LeBron James joins one of the NBA'smost iconic clubs. Perhaps more important than anyone else's opinion, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant delivered his seal of approval for The King's move to LA.

It had always been rumored that James would be joining the Lakers as a free agent.

The Lakers were always tipped to be James' most likely destination during free agency, with the 33-year-old repeatedly linked with a move to the Western Conference giants over the course of a hard season in Cleveland.

Just one week ago, Magic Johnson said he would resign as the president of basketball operations if the Lakers didn't sign a big-name free agent this summer or next.

The victory was the first major sports championship for a Cleveland team since 1964.

Saying in text overlaying a photo from the Cavs' 2016 National Basketball Association title victory parade, "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons".

But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State has gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since. Making eight straight trips to the NBA Finals this decade is a feat that will become grander as more time passes.

James informed the Cavaliers on Friday that he would not exercise his $35.6 million contract option. The Lakers will have room under the salary cap to sign another max salary player next year.

James and the Lakers agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal.

The 76ers have also been engaged in talks with the San Antonio Spurs on a potential Kawhi Leonard trade, and so far, they have kept three players off-limits in talks, team sources told ESPN: Embiid, Simmons and Markelle Fultz.

Not to mention, when seeing how successful the Sixers were this past season by winning 52 games along with advancing to the semifinals of the playoffs, this team will still be competitive without James in the picture.

Even with James, they will not be considered top contenders at the reigning champions Warriors' level next season even if some bookmakers installed them as second favourites behind Golden State.

The signing also means James will have to interact with the Ball family at some point in the next four years.



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