LeBron James Leaves the Cavaliers for the Lakers


Image courtesy of the NBA

LeBron James has joined the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in order to join one of the most storied franchises of the National Basketball Association, reported www.theguardian.com.

According to ESPN, Brian Windhorst, American sportswriter, reported that the fourth year is a player option. Despite this comment, the signing of a four-year contract with the Lakers is the longest deal, basketball legend, James, has signed since inking a six-year contract with the Miami Heat in 2010.

James left his hometown team, the Cavaliers, as a free agent for the second time in his career. Four years ago, James had stated that he intented to finish his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nonetheless, he has decided to transfer to the Lakers.

“Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home,” James wrote in text overlaying a photo from the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA title victory parade. Afterward, he thanked his home area through Instagram.

In 2016, he delivered the first championship to the sports-obsessed city of Cleveland in 52 years, helping the Cavaliers become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win it all. In addition, thanks to James, the Golden State Warriors was able to achieve the title of the best regular-season record in league history, at 73-9.

Whether the four-time MVP and 14-time All-Star decides to change teams, LeBron James has certainly left his mark on the Cleveland Cavaliers as well as basketball history.