The three-time NBA champion, four-time Most Valuable Player, and 14-time All-Star became a free agent after declining his $35.6 million player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal with the Purple and Gold.
In his 15th season at 33 years old, LeBron averaged 27.5 points (54.2% field goal, 36.7% three-point), and a league-high of 36.9 minutes per game. The King finished second in MVP voting to James Harden, and led his hometown of Cleveland to the NBA Finals, where they were swept by the Golden State Warriors.
To no one's surprise, news of LeBron's move rocked social media, particularly the league and its players, who will be affected by this latest development.
His new Lakers teammates are thrilled about the idea of having the best player in the world on their side.
Some poked fun at Kobe Bryant's reaction to the addition, but it looks like the Black Mamba is taking it pretty well.
If you still have doubts on how stacked the Western Conference is, LA-Bron just made that statement fool-proof.
In the East, teams are throwing parties in the wake of LeBron's departure—well, maybe except the Cavaliers.
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