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LAbron era officially begins as LeBron James signs 4-year, $154M deal with Lakers

The LAbron era is officially underway after LeBron James signed his four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP)

There’s no turning back now.

LeBron James put pen to paper to sign his new four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, officially starting the LAbron era.

His sports agency Klutch Sports tweeted out a photo of the transaction with James flanked by agent Rich Paul and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.


Magic Johnson predicts Finals appearance with James

Lakers team president of basketball operations Magic Johnson released a statement celebrating the deal and predicting an NBA Finals appearance.

“This is a great day for the Lakers organization and Lakers fans all over the world to welcome LeBron James, a three-time NBA champion and four-time NBA MVP. LeBron James is special. He is the best player in the world. He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful. The Lakers players are excited to have a teammate who has been to nine NBA Finals. It’s a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals.”

The move also clears the path for the long-awaited officially licensed LeBron Lakers gear.


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