National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James has signed a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $154million.
The 33-year-old three-time NBA champion and free agent announced his exit from Cleveland Cavaliers via his agency Klutch Sports Group on Sunday night.
The Lakers finished 2017-18 with a 35-47 record and missed the playoffs for a fifth straight season.
James, a 14-time All-Star and four-time MVP, spent the first seven years of his career with Cleveland before he signed with the Miami Heat as a free agent prior to 2010-11.
He played in Miami for four seasons and won two championships before he re-signed with the Cavaliers in July 2014.
James averaged 27.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers two season ago.
He improved on those numbers to 34 points and 9.1 rebounds during Cleveland’s run to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors.
The Lakers are reportedly in talks with Kawhi Leonard and have spoken with free agent center DeMarcus Cousins, according to reports.
LA Lakers who missed the NBA play-offs for a fifth straight time last season will be banking on James to lead them into the play-offs this 2018/19 season.