Some fans stunned at LeBron James' massive deal with Lakers

Some fans stunned at LeBron James' massive deal with Lakers

But why has he chosen the Lakers? They were 48-11 against Eastern Conference clubs in the playoffs.

First off, the money.

James, 33, put an end to the saga in the early hours of the morning by joining the Lakers on a four-year deal worth £116m ($154).

It may take LeBron a couple of years to be surrounded by enough talent to win another National Basketball Association title. A failed super team and poor decisions in free agency resulted in the Lakers having to go through a tough rebuild.

In addition to agreeing to terms with LeBron Sunday, the Lakers acquired Lance Stephenson and former Warrior JaVale McGee and re-signed Kentavious Caldwell Pope. James will make him better.

Next season, with a bigger salary cap, the Lakers can also pursue Leonard (should they not trade for him), and maybe Durant, Jimmy Butler or Kyrie Irving - who was critical to James's one championship in Cleveland.

He won five National Basketball Association titles in 14 seasons with Lakers and remains the all-time leading scorer in league history.

The massive Los Angeles market will also provide James with a grander platform for his philanthropy and social activism.

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Klutch Sports Group announced the move in a short statement released today.

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But what was not expected was that James would sign anywhere for four seasons. But despite making eight straight Finals in the east, the juggernaut Warriors have proved a bridge too far.

The Lakers are also continuing their pursuit of Kawhi Leonard to add another superstar to pair with James. But the Lakers will instantly rise with James, a three-time champion who after being swept by the Warriors in this year's NBA Finals said he is still driven and very much in "championship mode".

He rejoined the Cavs in 2014, winning another championship in 2016. Often he took charge at timeouts ahead of coach Ty Lue and was made to take matters into his own hands. Lonzo Ball, despite his failings as a shooter, is wonderful at seeing the whole court. The player's relationship with the owner has never been the same since.

However, the Spurs want to extract the best price they can for surrendering their best player. The four-time MVP will join the Los Angeles Lakers next season.

James is a 4-time NBA MVP, 3-time NBA finals MVP, 14-time NBA All Star and 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

"You have a bunch of young guys, where the Lakers for the last three years have harped on development and giving these young guys [the opportunity] to be the future of our franchise".