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It’s official: Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

LeBron has signed his highly publicized contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers. (Arthur Mola / Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
LeBron has signed his highly publicized contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers. (Arthur Mola / Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise on the West Coast. James’ representatives at Klutch Sports Group tweeted a photo of James signing his contract with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. James’ agency already announced last week that the superstar had agreed to a four-year deal worth $153.3 million with Los Angeles. The Lakers have missed the playoffs a franchise-record five consecutive seasons, while James has played in the past eight NBA Finals with the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning three titles. – Associated Press


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