Superstar James signs 4-year $154 million contract with Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James is taking his talents to Hollywood.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ star is leaving his hometown team for a second time in his career for a four-year, $154 million contract.
The Cavs drafted James out of Akron Saint Vincent-Saint Mary High School in 2003. He took the Cavs to the finals in the 2006-07 season and left the team in 2010.
His exit was marked by an hourlong TV special called “The Decision,” which ends with him declaring “I’m taking my talents to South Beach” as he chose the Miami Heat.
In Miami, James was part of a Big Three of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as the Heat won three-consecutive league championships.
James returned to Cleveland in 2014 and led the Cavs to the NBA finals in each of his four seasons – all of which came against the Golden State Warriors.
In the 2015-16 season, Golden State blew a 3-1 series lead as the Cavs rallied to win the championship. It was Cleveland’s first major professional sports championship in 52 years.