Adrian Wojnarowski: LeBron James has agreed to 4-year, $154M deal with Lakers, Klutch Sports says. – via wojespn
Josh Lewenberg: LeBron to the Lakers, and his streak of winning the East ends at 9 straight seasons. The Conference is more wide-open than it’s been in a decade. – via JLew1050
Josh Hart: Wow…..😈😈😈 – via joshhart
Spencer Dinwiddie: Wake up from a nap to see y’all going crazy. Bout time lol – via SDinwiddie_25
Donovan Mitchell: Gotta love the West😏  – via spidadmitchell
Lonzo Ball: Y’all really thought he was gonna pass up the greatest city in the world… #TheKingIsHere 👑 – via ZO2_

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Shams Charania: LeBron James’ new 4-year, $154M agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers includes an opt out in the fourth year, league sources tell Yahoo. – via ShamsCharania
Brian Windhorst: The fourth season of LeBron’s four-year deal is a player option. It is still the longest deal he’s signed since 2010.  – via WindhorstESPN
Kobe Bryant: Welcome to the family @LeBron James #lakers4life #striveforgreatness @Jeanie Buss @Magic Johnson and RP well done!!!  – via kobebryant
Sean Deveney: One name to keep an eye on to join LeBron James with the @Los Angeles Lakers , a source noted: Former @Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh, who is seeking a return to the league after leaving the game as he was dealing with blood clots. – via SeanDeveney
Ramona Shelburne: This was a very hush-hush operation. Lakers knew they needed to give Bron space to decide and announce it as he wanted. None of us reporters could even confirm they’d been in touch whereas calls with Cavs & Sixers leaked. Says something on the discipline for all involved  – via ramonashelburne
Ramona Shelburne: The Lakers all planned to congregate at their facility last night for free agent calls. Magic was expected to be there. Instead he was at LeBron’s house— closing. – via ramonashelburne
Brad Turner: According to several sources, Magic Johnson met LeBron James at James’ home at 9:01 Saturday night and the two talked for about three hours. Conversation was about building the Lakers into a championship team and about being successful businessmen.  – via BA_Turner
Here are three reasons why LeBron James joined the Lakers, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because of the high-profile nature of the deal. 1. James and his family (wife Savannah, sons LeBron Jr. and Bryce and daughter Zhuri) are excited to live in Los Angeles fulltime. He has two homes there and has spent previous offseasons there. 2. James believes the Lakers are in position – with some of the players they have now – to build a team that can contend for a championship soon. Also, James was not adamant that another All-Star, such as Kawhi Leonard or Paul George, had to join the Lakers for him to sign with the Lakers. He understands they can build and create a contender with him there. – via USA Today Sports
James’ agent, Rich Paul, met with Philadelphia – another storied franchise – which worked hard Sunday to reach a deal with San Antonio to acquire Leonard and then convince James to join, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. But the Sixers never made serious traction with the Spurs. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about trade talks.  – via USA Today Sports
Here is the breakdown for the LeBron James contract with the Los Angeles Lakers: $35.65M, $37.43M, $39.21M and $41M. He is not eligible for a no trade clause.  – via ESPN

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