Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

LeBron agrees to deal with Lakers

LeBron agrees to deal with Lakers

Though James did sign with the Lakers a day after George stayed with the Thunder, reports are stating that George and James had talked and knew each other mindsets before they had made their decisions.

The Los Angeles Lakers made one of the biggest moves in National Basketball Association history on Sunday by landing LeBron James in free agency. Catch some of the best that the social app had to offer down below.

"I'm here to stay", George told the crowd at the party. "Talk about Paul George and some of the beset players already being in the Western Conference".

Despite the major signings last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder struggled to find their chemistry for much of the season and ultimately got bumped in the first round by the Donovan Mitchell led Utah Jazz.

The tweet read, "LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA All Star, and two time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers".

For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. Doing so and filling Singler's roster spot with a player signed for the veteran's minimum would shave almost $15 million off the Oklahoma City tax bill and save the team about $17 million overall.

George declined his $20.7 option with the Thunder and entered will soon enter free agency, but that move was widely expected.

Meanwhile, Kevin Durant is staying put for now. Opting out of his contract on Friday just hours before free agency started with Cleveland. Still, no one can deny the fact the Anthony remains a reliable contributor on the offensive end of the floor.

But there are at least three other teams - and maybe an outsider or two - with legitimate shots at landing James, who made it clear following this year's NBA Finals that he's still driven to win championships.

Changing out their management team, the Lakers gave a more prominent role to Magic Johnson, a personification of the Lakers' glory years and a willing spokesmen for how good the team wanted to be again.

The odds may seem against any non-Lakers destination interested in Kawhi, but if the small market Thunder can keep Paul George then maybe another team could do the same with Kawhi Leonard.

If he is set on going to the Lakers, another team that trades for Leonard will have to contend with that reputation for stubbornness.

George averaged 21.9 points per game and 5.7 rebounds last season for the Thunder as they were eliminated in the first round of the play-offs.

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that they turned down a chance to sign DeMarcus Cousins for cheap.

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