Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

LeBron inks four-year contract with Lakers

LeBron inks four-year contract with Lakers

Now that Lance Stephenson and LeBron James have both signed their contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers, we can say that they're officially teammates.

The Lakers also released a fairly lengthy statement about their extremely high profile signing, which was accompanied with fairly standard quotes from President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson, as well as team GM Rob Pelinka.

James brought Cleveland its first major sports crown since 1964 when the Cavs won the 2016 NBA crown but lost three of four finals showdowns with the Golden State Warriors, falling to 3-6 for his career in the NBA Finals, and chose to make a move in hopes of rebuilding the Lakers into a victor. There have already been tons of jokes after news broke that Stephenson agreed on a deal with the Lakers not too long after James announced he was leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles - the two have had so many battles with Stephenson getting on James' nerves.

James spent his first seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his next four seasons with the Miami Heat, and his last four seasons back at home with Cleveland.

In need of a rim protector, McGee figures to use his length and athleticism to help protect the paint for Los Angeles.

"This is a historic moment for the Lakers, and we could not feel more grateful and honoured", he said. "We will continue forward and do everything necessary to achieve that shared obsession of bringing the No. 17 pennant to the best fans in the world - the Lakers Nation".

George shocked the Lakers when he decided against following James, instead extending his stay in Oklahoma City on a four-year, $137m contract.

James, 33, has averaged 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game in 1,143 career contests.

Lakers coach Luke Walton reportedly was scheduled to meet Monday with James' former coach, Tyronn Lue, at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas to learn more about coaching the future Hall of Famer.

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