Los Angeles Lakers instantly become a contender with LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers instantly become a contender with LeBron James

Los Angeles is a big attraction for James as the Lakers has ample salary cap space at their disposal and James owns multiple homes in the city.

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman spoke to both James and Paul on the phone when National Basketball Association free agency officially opened at 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday, sources told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

The disgruntled star of the Spurs has been adamant about wanting a trade out of San Antonio with the Lakers the only team he's willing to play for.

The NBA superstar is signing a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agency, Klutch Sports, announced Sunday.

Shortly after the announcement, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account.

"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons". "This will always be home". According to ESPN, James could still fetch as much as $207 million over five years from the Cavaliers, while other teams can offer a max of $152 million over four years.

The Lakers have already missed out on the star player that many assumed would inevitably head out West.

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District of Columbia Superior Court records show Ramos sued Virginia-based Enterprise Information Systems in 2014 over lost wages. Brennan McCarthy, the lawyer who represented the woman Ramos harassed, says he knew how to "walk the line" when making a threat.

Taylor, signed to a two-year contract last October, started nine of his 67 games last season.

The Lakers are reportedly bringing back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope back on a one-year deal for $12 million. The contract is four-year deal worth $154M.

As most hoops fans know, the Akron, Ohio native was selected by the Cavs with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 Draft.

U.S. 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.

There's a risk in waiting for Leonard, as the Lakers just saw this summer.

Los Angeles is also pursuing a potential trade for Kawhi Leonard and has spoken with free agent center DeMarcus Cousins, according to multiple reports.

With arguably the best player in basketball and one of the top young cores in the league, the Lakers could be heading toward some promising years. Using the stretch provision on Luol Deng's contract-Deng is owed almost $37 million over the next two years-would also give the Lakers more money to spend.

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