LeBron James officially signs contract with LA Lakers

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They are thrilled at signing the four-time NBA MVP and the man they called the best in the sport. James' agency announced last week that the superstar had agreed to a four-year deal worth $153.3 million with the Lakers, who have missed the playoffs in a franchise-record five consecutive seasons.

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LeBron James made his seismic move to the Los Angeles Lakers official on Monday when the three-time National Basketball Association champion posted a photo of himself smiling alongside his freshly-signed four-year, US$154 million contract.

The Lakers don't appear to be planning a public event to welcome James to Los Angeles, where he already owns multiple homes and spends summers with his family.

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"He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful, " Johnson said. With that in mind, former Lakers great Kobe Bryant has offered Walton some keen advice about how he should go about coaching the four-time league MVP, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. "It's a huge step closer to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals". "We will continue forward and do all that is necessary to achieve our shared obsession of bringing banner number 17 to the world's best fans - Lakers Nation". James won two titles with the Miami Heat and one with the Cavaliers.

In addition to James, the Lakers' management team of Johnson and Pelinka have added guards Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson and center JaVale McGee to the roster during a hyperactive free-agency period that begin with the start of the negotiating period at 9:01 p.m., June 30.

Rob Pelinka is scheduled to have an official press conference on Wednesday to discuss the free agent signings.

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