"The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders", Lakers icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar added.
Extremely strong reports indicate that LeBron James has agreed to a mammoth deal to pull on the forum blue and gold and play for the Los Angeles Lakers next season.
In the year leading up to James' highly anticipated free agency, the Lakers had been touted as one of his most likely destinations. His sports agency, Klutch Sports, made the announcement on Sunday evening.
It was back in 2010 that he announced on ESPN during an interview that he was going to leave Cleveland and join Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat for four years.
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Naturally, the world was shocked by this upset, with some of the best reactions coming at Spain's expense. Russian Federation and Spain finished extra time with the score at 1-1.
"So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that".
In 2014 however, he finally returned to his roots and rejoined the Cavaliers where he has been for the past four years.
USA media reports said the Lakers move was sealed following a meeting late Saturday between James and the team's president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson.
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The end of Japan's game against Poland , however, has led to a rather severe backlash from football fans on social media. However, both players and coach alike are united in their conviction not to set out for a draw.
The 33-year-old forward leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers to join an iconic franchise that has won 16 National Basketball Association titles but is rebuilding after posting a losing record for five consecutive seasons.
James isn't planning any more comments and there won't be a welcoming press conference or celebration in Los Angeles, a person familiar with his plans said Sunday night on the condition of anonymity.
He delivered the first championship to the sports-obsessed city in 52 years and did it with storybook gusto, helping the Cavaliers become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win it all.
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It was also unclear if the government would keep prosecuting cases against people caught crossing the border illegally. On Thursday, the Pentagon announced military bases were being prepared to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children.