LOS ANGELES — All-world basketball star LeBron James will become the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers, his management group Klutch Sports Group announced Sunday.
The reported 4-year, $154 million contract ends the months of speculation over James’ new home, which began long before his Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals in June.
James is a 4-time NBA MVP, 3-time NBA finals MVP, 14-time NBA All Star and 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist.
Nicknamed “King James,” he is possibly the NBA’s most dominant player, with countless endorsement deals.
James joined the NBA In 2003 as the first overall NBA draft pick by Cleveland. But it was with the Miami Heat in 2012 that he won his first championship.
Two years later, he said he would rejoin the Cavaliers. And in June 2016, they beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in a deciding Game 7 to win the NBA Championship. His performance earned him unanimous MVP honors. The victory was the first major sports championship for a Cleveland team since 1964.
Last year, James topped Michael Jordan as the all-time playoff scoring leader, beating Jordan’s 20-year record.