Tonight, LeBron James shook the NBA world when he announced that he was joining the LA Lakers.
James will be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million contract. James will try to bring the storied franchise another championship.
The Lakers, with the addition of LeBron James, are suddenly top-tier contenders to win next season’s NBA championship, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.
The announcement was made through his agency, Klutch Sports Group, which announced the deal as $154 million.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that the fourth year is a player option. It’s the longest deal James has signed since inking a six-year deal with the Heat in 2010. His previous three deals were all three years or shorter.
Immediately after signing LeBron, the Lakers announced that they will be adding LeBron’s longtime rival in Lance Stephenson.
Of course the Internet had hilarious reactions to Stephenson teaming up with LeBron next season.