LeBron James joins Lakers for $154 million

For a whopping $154 million, LeBron James has taken his talents to the Los Angeles Lakers in a deal that will last four years.

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Image: Kobe Bryant and LeBron James

James, 33, led Cleveland to their NBA Finals but lost to the Golden State Warriors in a dramatic fashion despite averaging a season record of 27.5 points per game.

According to Klutch Sports, Lakers are hoping to pair James with Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball, including any other quality arrival currently under negotiations.

‘It is the right decision for James,’ Cris Cwik of Yahoo Sports acknowledged. ‘It’s even more appreciated that Lakers are one of NBA’s premier franchises.’

James will take away a net salary of $35 million every season. The incremental wages will reach $41 million in his fourth year with Lakers, ESPN’s Bobby Marks said.

Former NBA rival Kobe Bryant expressed joy for James’ arrival, saying “Welcome to the family…”