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Ruben Holloway
July 3, 2018

While some have questioned how James will fit into Los Angeles' system, Bogut said the question should be the other way around, with James' dictating the Lakers' direction.

The NBA superstar posted a heartfelt message on Instagram Sunday after his agency announced he was signing a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons".

Nicknamed "King James", he is possibly the NBA's most dominant player, with countless endorsement deals.

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Some disciplinary, some have been penalty shootouts. "But more often than not we have not been able to win those matches in normal time or in extra-time".

James, the 33-year-old four-time league MVP and three-time National Basketball Association champion, was expected to make a quick decision on his future after opting out of his contract with the Cavaliers on Friday. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal with Los Angeles, according to our own Shams Charania. But so, too, were ones James had with those close to him, reports Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated.

The failure convinced James it was time to leave and in a televised reveal, James moved to the Miami Heat alongside stars Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Players with 7-9 years of experience, can earn a max salary of $30.3 million.

Accomplishments: Four-time All-Star and one-time N.B.A. finalist entering his fifth season.

However, he had endured frustration with the Cleveland Cavaliers, culminating in last month's clean sweep defeat to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

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Eight years ago, LeBron James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach in a television special. He had formed a terrific partnership with Anfernee Hardaway and had already led the Orlando Magic to one finals appearance, and in his final season with that team took them to the Eastern Conference finals.

Philadelphia hasn't hid its desire to land James, a three-time champion who would instantly make the club a championship contender.

The 33-year-old star forward leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers to join an iconic franchise that has won 16 National Basketball Association titles but is rebuilding after posting a losing record for five consecutive seasons.

James is a four-time NBA MVP and two-time Olympic gold medalist. "This will always be home". The best the two teams can do is meet in the Western Conference Finals.

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The two teams juxtapose one another nicely heading into what could be a frantic round-of-16 clash, too. "He is one of the best strikers in the world".

Last season, his 15th as a professional, James averaged 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game while playing in all 82 regular season contests.

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