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When did Lebron go to the Lakers?Brought another Championship to LAL

When did Lebron go to the Lakers?Brought another Championship to LAL

In July, 2018, Lebron James signed a four-year $153.3 million contract with Los Angles Lakers. His angency  Klutch Sports Group made the announcement.

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst , the fourth year was a player option. It was the longest deal James had signed since inking a six-year contract with the Miami Heat in 2010.

In 2014, James returned to his hometown team Cleveland Cavaliers, intending to finish his career. In 2016, James delivered championship to Cavs with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. It was the first champions in Cavs franchise history.

However, 2 years later, James left Cavaliers as a free agent again. Previously, James left Cavaliers to sign with Heat in 2010. Then, Cavs fans were discontent with his decision and burnt his Cavaliers jersey. While Cavs fans were more  forgiving for he ending the city’s 52-year sport title drought. In 2014-18, he carried Cavaliers to fourth consecutive NBA Finals.

James explained why he chose Lakers through video. He said,”You look at the Lakers. Being able to play for a historic franchise with so much history, and now being able to partner with Magic Johnson, someone I kinda like looked up to when I was younger and wanted to make no look passes like Magic, wanted to get on the break and be Showtime like Magic and then for it to all come to fruition at this pointI think timing is everything. For me to be in this position now, the excitement that I have to be a Laker, I’m happy to be apart of it because I believe the Lakers is a historical franchise, we all know that, but it’s a championship franchise and that’s what we’re trying to get back to. I’m happy to be a part of the culture and be a part of us getting back to that point.”

In 2018-19 season, James failed to carry Lakers to the Finals. LAL even missed play-offs. Anthony Davis was traded to Lakers in July 2019. The following season, James and Davis delivered the championship to LAL. It was the first champion in Lakers’ franchise history since 2010.


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