LeBron inks four-year contract with Lakers

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Lakers' GM, Rob Pelinka met with James at what looks to be his home out in Los Angeles to sign the contract and make things official.

James brought Cleveland its first major sports crown since 1964 when the Cavs won the 2016 NBA crown but lost three of four finals showdowns with the Golden State Warriors, falling to 3-6 for his career in the NBA Finals, and decided to make a move in hopes of rebuilding the Lakers into a victor. For example, perhaps no coach had a worse summer than Tyronn Lue, who was "shocked and hurt" when LeBron James left the Cavaliers in free agency.

After all, Lowe was pumped about LeBron's move to the Lakers. As it turns out, Lue has already worked to help Walton get used to James.

The Lakers announced the signing of the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player as a free agent Monday night.

James played in all 82 games last season, tallying a team-high 27.5 points (third in the NBA), acareer-high-tying 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists (second in the NBA) while shooting54.2 percent from the field.

"This is a historic moment for the Lakers and we could not feel more grateful and honored", Pelinka said.

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"When LeBron James - a continuing MVP and National Basketball Association champion, who is playing at the highest levels of his career - chooses to join the Lakers, that represents the most important confirmation of what we are building here".

"However, we all know that the work is not yet done".

This marks the first time James will play for a team in the hotly contested Western Conference, which includes heavyweight teams such as the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. The 2003-04 Rookie of the Year is a five-time First Team All-Defensive Team member, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for Team USA (2008, '12) and the 2016-17 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award victor.

Although James and the team's young core will be competitive, it will be interesting to see what happens with Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs.

Los Angeles can collectively exhale.

But Blaze Pizza - the growing pizza chain in which James is an investor - announced a three-hour pizza giveaway on Tuesday to welcome James to LA.

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