LeBron James signs four-year, $153.3 million deal with Lakers
Today it’s not Kim Kardashian for once who is breaking the internet but rather NBA all-star LeBron James.
Earlier today it was revealed by Life and Fame, that LeBron James had singed a four-year deal with the Lakers worth a wopping $153.3 million.
The announcement was made through his agency, Klutch Sports Group, which announced the deal as $154 million (clearly the agency doesn’t realize you are suppose to round down when you have a .3 decimal!)
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst revealed that the fourth year is a player option. It is the longest deal James has signed since inking a six-year contract with the Miami Heat in 2010. His previous three deals were three years or shorter.
“Words do not express the meaning and the feeling this accomplishment brought to the people of Northeast Ohio,” Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a lengthy statement thanking James. “None of this would have happened if LeBron James did not agree to come back home and lead the Cavaliers to the promised land.
“LeBron is a family man, first. We wish his kids, his wife, Savannah, his mother, Gloria, and LeBron himself nothing but the best in the years and decades ahead. LeBron’s connection to Akron, Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio will most certainly endure as his commitment to the region and his support of many important causes has been impactful to so many kids and families.
“LeBron, you came home and delivered the ultimate goal. Nothing but appreciation and gratitude for everything you put into every moment you spent in a Cavaliers uniform. We look forward to the retirement of the famous #23 Cavs jersey one day down the line …”