NBA superstar LeBron James leaves his hometown Cleveland as a free agent for the second time in his career.The first was in 2010 when he signed for the Miami Heat where he won 2 championships.
And then James returned to Cleveland to help the Cavaliers win their first NBA title in 2016. It was historic match-up against Golden State as they overturned a 3-1 deficit in the NBA finals to beat the Warriors.This also ended the Cleveland’s 52-year wait for a major sporting title.
This July 1, as a free agent, Lebron James will now head from the East Coast to the West Coast to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year deal worth $154M.
The 33-year-old, who has played in eight consecutive NBA finals bid goodbye and thanked his fans in Cleveland on his Instagram account.
“Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons,” …”This will always be home.”
The three-time NBA champion was selected by the Cavaliers in 2003 as the first pick in the player draft. He was named the NBA’s most valuable player 4 times in his career.
TRIVIA: Lebron James will be coached by Luke Walton who was drafted 31 picks after him in 2003.
There are other ongoing trades happening in the city of Angels; Lance Stephenson and Javale Mcgee will join LA Bron as a Laker.
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