LeBron James Signing With Los Angeles Lakers Leaves NBA and Fans Stunned

LeBronWatch is getting extreme in Los Angeles

LeBron James, the perennial MVP candidate and National Basketball Association superstar, has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on a 4-year, $154 million deal.

James has chosen the Los Angeles Lakers, according to the announcement made on Twitter by Klutch Sports, the agency group that represents James, that he has agreed to a deal.

Despite Paul George not filling in as the team's second max-contract slot due to his decision to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers have options with James committing to a long-term deal.

The massive Los Angeles market will also provide James with a grander platform for his philanthropy and social activism.

Many have already wondered what the NBA Finals might look like without James taking on the Warriors every year. Sportsbooks have listed Los Angeles as the runaway favorite to sign him. The Lakers would surely still love to land Leonard to give them two bonafide stars and a shot at contending for a championship this year.

While there were reports that James had concerns over joining Lakers, because of Bryant's stature, the news will no doubt delight the fans of the Los Angeles franchise.

The Lakers potentially signing Bosh is intriguing, to say the least. His reason for being there is unknown: The Lakers are considered a strong candidate to sign James, but he also has an offseason home in L.A. That's what Embiid thinks anyway, and he's probably not wrong given all the history that those two all time greats have with the Lakers franchise. He returned home to the Cavaliers the next season and ended a long championship drought for Cleveland with the National Basketball Association title in 2016.

So, while Stephenson has trolled James dating back to their battles in the Eastern Conference Finals when James was with the Heat, it appears as though all those moments are in the past. "This will always be home".

Those are the kind of figures that can help transform the Lakers from Western Conference also-rans into one of the league's most compelling clubs. West in the championship series.

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