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Executives Around NBA Believe LeBron Has Already Decided to Sign With Lakers

Executives Around NBA Believe LeBron Has Already Decided to Sign With Lakers

After almost a year's worth of speculation, the 4-time MVP is once again leaving Cleveland, this time to sign a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are considered strong candidates to sign James, but he also has an offseason home in L.A. The Cavaliers' odds have fallen to 500/1.

The Sixers have the ability to offer James a $38.25 million annual maximum salary over four years, potentially partnering him with two of the NBA's best young stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

James' agreement with the Lakers was announced through a simple press release sent by his agent, Rich Paul, which says James, a 14-time All-Star, three-time Finals MVP, and two-time Olympic gold medalist, was joining the Lakers.

Allow us to explain: Just a day before National Basketball Association free agency officially opens, TUMS announced it will provide free heartburn medicine for those with gastrointestinal issues that may arise of LeBron decides to move. Paul George, another Southern California native, re-signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being traded there last summer and growing to like the team.

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James informed the Cavs on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6 million option and becoming a free agent.

James made four straight Finals with the Cavaliers, winning a championship over the Warriors in 2016.

That's according to Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright, who claims James has already told his close confidants of his decision. Even facing James, the Celtics came within a game of the Finals previous year before a poor shooting performance in Game 7 doomed them once more.

Despite that, James took the Cavaliers to the Finals, his eighth consecutive appearance and ninth in his career, before the team lost to the Golden State Warriors.


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