Breaking: LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154 million deal with Lakers
The Decision has been made.
Free agent forward LeBron James has agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his agency, Klutch Sports.
The deal will include a fourth-year player-option, which could allow him to opt out and become a free agent again during the 2021 offseason.
— Klutch Sports Group (@KlutchSports) July 2, 2018
A year-long pursuit has finally come to an end, as James was convinced by a Magic Johnson pitch at one of his L.A. homes and given enough breathing room to make his impending decision.
James posted 27.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game in the 15th season of his career, perhaps his best yet after carrying the Cleveland Cavaliers on his shoulders for the regular season and the playoffs, leading them to a fourth straight NBA Finals, his personal eighth straight overall.
The 6-foot-8 superstar forward put up his highest scoring average since his 2009-10 season with the Cavs, where he posted 29.7 points per game — proving yet again he’s able to score at will after shooting a strong 54.2 percent from the floor, 36.7 percent from deep, and 73.1 percent from the foul line.
The King hasn’t slowed down with time, looking as sharp as ever after playing all 82 games at 33 years old, while also playing high minutes in the postseason, hoping to propel a hollowed-out Cavs roster into title contention.
James will enter his 16th season only looking for more hardware, hoping to seal his legacy with a fourth ring after falling short the past two seasons at the hands of the Golden State Warriors.