Blockbuster move: LeBron James signs with the Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers brass headed by former NBA champion Magic Johnson will try to convince NBA superstar Le Bron James to sign with Los Angeles now that he has become a free agent

Lakers brass headed by former NBA champion Magic Johnson will try to convince NBA superstar Le Bron James to sign with Los Angeles now that he has become a free agent

According to ESPN, LeBron James' jersey number will be the same as he wore in both stints with Cleveland, an announcement that came hours after word came down that James will sign a four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers. After one year with the Thunder, George liked the organization enough to re-sign there on a four-year deal instead of joining the Lakers.

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.

"To be able to be a part of a championship team two years ago with the team that we had and in the fashion that we had is something I will always remember", James said after the Cavs' last loss of the finals.

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs on March 27, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Snoop is one of the Lakers' best-known supporters and shared an image of LeBron alongside some of the team's most legendary former players.

The Cavaliers had hoped to re-sign James, who has appeared in eight consecutive National Basketball Association finals.

The Lakers have 16 total National Basketball Association championships, more than every franchise except the Boston Celtics. 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.

League sources told ESPN that the Lakers also added free agents Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee.

And Leonard, of course, is reportedly intent on coming to the Lakers at some point if he's not traded there this summer.

Bosh hasn't played since the 2015-16 season because of blood clots, so there's no telling whether he'd even be cleared to return.

Kobe Bryant, who played his entire 20-year career with the Lakers, winning five titles, welcomed James to the "family".

Afterward, James yelled, "Cleveland, this is for you", into Doris Burke's microphone.

It was a striking change in Gilbert, who had written his letter in comic sans font and had called James the "so-called King".

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