Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James has left his hometown team the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million contract.
The move was announced by his agency Klutch Sports Group on Twitter.
— Klutch Sports Group (@KlutchSports) July 2, 2018
This is the second time LeBron is leaving the Cavaliers, the first in 2010 for Miami Heat where he won championships in both 2012 and 2013, before returning to Cleveland in 2014.
LeBron has had a phenomenal career with the Cavaliers, helping them win the championship in 2016.
He thanked the city on his Instagram, writing: “Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home.”
Many stars have reacted to the news, including Chrissy Teigen, Kobe Byrant, and Chris Rock.
@KingJames welcome to LA! Friday is sunset rosé, laser facials on Monday. the rest of the week is running into people you don’t like at soho house
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 2, 2018
Congratulations to the Boston Celtics next years eastern conference champions.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) July 2, 2018
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 2, 2018
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) July 2, 2018
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2018
I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders. Congrats to @MagicJohnson & @LALakersLive et al. Cross your fingers for news from San Antonio.
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 2, 2018