LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — The king is taking his talents to Hollywood.
LeBron James agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers, the superstar’s management company announced Sunday.
The game’s best all-around player and biggest star will now lead a young Lakers team that has been overmatched in recent years while rebuilding but will instantly rise with James.READ MORE: MTA Survey Finds 87% Of Lapsed Subway Riders Say Safety Is Biggest Factor In Return To Mass Transit
Los Angeles also provides James with a larger platform for his business interests and social activism.
This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.
The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in Ohio, and although he’s leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city’s 52-year sports championship drought in 2016.MORE NEWS: Sam Metcalfe, Paralyzed By Stray Bullet In Brooklyn, Speaks Out: 'The Person Who Shot Me Was Hunting A Young Man'
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