It’s official: Lakers announce signing of LeBron James

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It’s official: Lakers announce signing of LeBron James

This was also the last time the Lakers brought back the NBA Championship to the Staples Center and the city of Los Angeles, something which James will be looking to do many times for the team over the next four years.

James became the first marquee name to sign in Los Angeles this summer when he agreed a blockbuster max contract on July 1, the first day of free agency.

James' representatives at Klutch Sports Group tweeted a photo of James signing his contract with general manager Rob Pelinka.

The Lakers have missed the playoffs in 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.

"This is a historic moment for the Lakers, and we could not feel more grateful and honoured", he said.

After all, Lowe was pumped about LeBron's move to the Lakers. He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful.

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The Lakers announced the signing of the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player as a free agent Monday night.

"Let's welcome #LAbron to LA the only way we know how!" a post on Blaze Pizza's Facebook page announcing the promotion stated.

"It's a big step closer to returning the Lakers to the postseason and the NBA Finals".

James will join a promising but unproven core of young players including 20-year-old Lonzo Ball, 22-year-old Kyle Kuzma and 23-year-Josh Hart.

James played in all 82 games last season, tallying a team-high 27.5 points (third in the NBA), acareer-high-tying 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists (second in the NBA) while shooting54.2 percent from the field.

But Johnson has elected to round out the roster with veterans including point guard Rajon Rondo, small forward and shooting guard Lance Stephenson and twice National Basketball Association champion Javale McGee, all of who have agreed to one-year contracts.

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