LeBron James signs $154M deal with Lakers

LeBron James decides to go west, signing a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The deal was announced Sunday night by Kutch Sports, James’ management group.

The four time NBA MVP announced his decision to become a free agent last week ahead a weekend deadline.

He was spotted in Los Angeles, which stirred speculation that he was interested in the Lakers.

James decided to become a free agent after his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers in which he made good on his promise to bring a championship title to what is essentially his home town, having grown up in Akron, Ohio.

James began his career with the Cavs in 2003, playing until 2010 when he made the decision to move on to South Beach and play for the Miami Heat where he won two NBA Championships.

He rejoined the Cavs in 2014, winning another championship in 2016.

James will enter a new phase of his career, his name joining some of the game’s greats that have worn a Laker uniform including, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.

Last season, his 15th as a professional, James averaged 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game while playing in all 82 regular season contests. In the playoffs, James was even better, averaging 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists per game as the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals before being swept by the Golden State Warriors.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.