National Basketball Association players react to LeBron James to Lakers news

Sixers Mailbag and free agency primer

Sixers Mailbag and free agency primer

LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year deal that will pay him $154 million.

With James on their side, Lakers will hope to be a contender in the Western Conference where the Golden State Warriors have won three of the last four National Basketball Association titles, defeating Cavaliers. Of the power vacuum James left in the East, the 76ers' Joel Embiid appeared to be asserting that his squad is ready to fill it, at the expense of the other team seemingly most ready to represent the conference in the Finals, the Celtics.

Over the course of 22 appearances, he averaged 34.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 9.0 assists and led the Cavaliers to their fourth straight NBA Finals. Leonard will make $20 million next season per Spotrac, and the Spurs would have to accept back similar salaries for the teams to make it work under the cap.

Carr didn't stop there, issuing an application for those wishing to root for the Lakers now that James will be playing there.

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We don't like this type of structure with three central defenders but they trusted me and I spoke with every player individually. Koke's penalty was saved by Akinfeev and up stepped Golovin to smash home his kick and give the hosts the advantage.

James, who is also known as "King James", took to Instagram to address his Cleveland fans.

He will sign a 1-year, $4.5 million deal, a little bit more than he was set to make in IN, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

The chance to play for one of America's most storied franchises was appealing to James, who prides himself on knowing the game's history.

Why did James sign with the Lakers?

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Zlatan welcomed LeBron in the most Zlatan way possible. The Lakers have certainly behaved for a while like they know they are getting him, and for their sake, they'd better be right. The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving again, Cavs fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sport title drought in 2016. "This will always be home".

LeBron shares a message to fans in OH after the news breaks.

From big names such as LeBron James and DeMarcus Cousins to young, promising players like Clint Capela and Aaron Gordon, and even role players like JaVale McGee and Amir Johnson, the Lakers are setting themselves up to go any number of routes.

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The Spanish players are incensed that they haven't been awarded a penalty kick for what they perceived to be a foul in the box. Spain are yet to hit their groove and take on the hosts at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for a place in the quarter-finals.

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