Three-time NBA Champion, Lebron James Officially Signs For LA Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (L) posts up against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (R) during Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland, Ohio on June 8, 2016. The Cavaliers won Game 3. LeBron James scored 32 points and Kyrie Irving added 30, powering Cleveland over defending champion Golden State 120-90 to lift the Cavaliers back into contention in the NBA Finals. Despite the blowout loss, the Warriors remain ahead 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. / AFP PHOTO / Jay LaPrete

LeBron James has officially joined LA Lakers in a four-year deal worth $154m (116m Pounds),with Magic Johnson calling it a “huge step” for the team.

James, 33, was a free agent after leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The three-time NBA champion with Cleveland and Miami Heat joins a team that last made the play-offs in 2013, according to BBC Sport.

“This is a historic moment,” said Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. “It serves as the ultimate validation for what we are building here.”

President of basketball operations and former player Johnson called James the “best player in the world”.

“It’s a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the play-offs and to the NBA Finals,” added Johnson.




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