Lance Stephenson agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal

02 July, 2018, 11:26 | Author: Isabel Grant
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The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player has agreed to a four-year, $154-million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron James is headed out West.

He fulfilled his promise to bring a championship to northeast OH and, despite losing to the Golden State Warriors in back-to-back NBA Finals, he solidified his reputation as the best player in the league, especially after leading an underwhelming supporting cast to the title series last month, one that ended in a 4-0 sweep in the hands of the Warriors.

Extremely strong reports indicate that LeBron James has agreed to a mammoth deal to pull on the forum blue and gold and play for the Los Angeles Lakers next season.

Stephenson, 27, is known as a LeBron antagonist, and the two have had testy moments in the playoffs, but James has never had a personal issue with the defensive guard, sources said.

While the Golden State Warriors, winners of three of the last four National Basketball Association titles, remain the favourites at minus-110 - meaning that a gambler would have to wager $110 to win $100 - the Lakers and the Boston Celtics are next at 7/2, followed by the Rockets at 7/1.

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United States 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.

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

The Lakers last won a championship in 2010.

But if the Lakers decide they want to part ways with some of their up-and-comers to get another high-profile name - Kawhi Leonard's has been brought up incessantly - it makes more sense for James, who always wants to be in the championship mix. McGee has played the past two years for the Golden State Warriors.

Chrissy Teigen was one of the very first celebrities who acknowledged the announcement, and she soon retweeted the ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski's post, captioning it: 'Told youuuu'.

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