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Cary Erickson | 02 July, 2018, 09:02

As a result, Los Angeles has gone from a 35-win team to one with NBA Finals aspirations. Joining James in Los Angeles certainly makes sense from a career perspective.

Unlike his two previous forays in free agency, James did not drag out his decision and made the announcement less than 24 hours after National Basketball Association free agency opened.

James took a meeting, one that was reported to be somewhat impromptu, with the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. This ended more than a year of rumors that LeBron would be headed to the Lakers, and the deal may kick off even more fireworks for the Lakers.

After much courting by a whole range of teams, LeBron James has made his next decision on where to play, heading to the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal.

Pairing James with Leonard could give the Lakers a legitimate chance to challenge the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors for conference and NBA Finals supremacy.

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Representatives from the team will meet Sunday with James' agent Rich Paul in Los Angeles, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks.

The signing also means James will have to interact with the Ball family at some point in the next four years.

Other than posting to his Instagram account, James did not issue a public statement after he was traded to the Lakers. But it does say quite a bit about the magnitude of LeBron's signing that it was worth breaking into a broadcast for. Apparently he does, and he is set to become a free agent after next season if the Spurs don't trade him sooner.

Once James committed to the Lakers, Stephenson was a top player on the team's priority list. Two with the Miami Heat and one with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He hinted he was ready to leave the Cavaliers at the end of the 2017-18 season. And while he has always been compared to Michael Jordan, Johnson is the one whose game more closely resembles his own.