East meets West – or should we say, east FLIES to west?
Well, debates of the ‘NBA King’s’ big move are now over as the former Cleveland Cavalier will soon declare the City of Lost Angels as his new throne for the next season.
Bleacher Report confirms the news on their Twitter account, sending mixed reactions to NBA fans all over the world. ESPN has also announced the news on Instagram.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 2, 2018
James will don the purple and gold effective next NBA season.
Sports group Klutch has also confirmed the news, citing that the four-time MVP and a three-time NBA Championship titleholder “has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.”
— Klutch Sports Group (@KlutchSports) July 2, 2018
Other than the Cleveland Cavaliers, James has also played for the Miami Heat since he entered the league in 2003.
Former NBA Kings who have significantly contributed to the success of the Los Angeles-based squad include Jerry West, Kareen Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant.
As of writing, other current Lakers have expressed their sentiments online about their soon-to-be teammate since the news broke.
LAKESHOWWWW. @KingJames let’s go my brotha💪🏽 let’s rock
— kuz (@kylekuzma) July 2, 2018
Y’all really thought he was gonna pass up the greatest city in the world… #TheKingIsHere 👑
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) July 2, 2018
Some have kept emotions to a bare minimum, such as emojis.
— Moe Wagner (@moritz_weasley) July 2, 2018
— Ivica Zubac (@ivicazubac) July 2, 2018
No word has been heard from James himself. The Lakers’ current head coach, Luke Walton, has yet to make a statement about James’ big move.
Congratulations, Lebron. Good luck!
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