LeBron James did not dine with Magic Johnson to start free agency

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He fulfilled his promise to bring a championship to northeast OH and, despite losing to the Golden State Warriors in back-to-back NBA Finals, he solidified his reputation as the best player in the league, especially after leading an underwhelming supporting cast to the title series last month, one that ended in a 4-0 sweep in the hands of the Warriors.

The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar - L.A. -Bron.

James had been linked to several franchises, with the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets reportedly in the running.

James will not comment further on his decision to join the Lakers, according to a report from ESPN.

This also means that, for the first time in his career, LeBron will be playing in the NBA's Western Conference, eliminating the chance of next year's NBA Finals being a fifth-consecutive showdown between the Golden State Warriors and whatever side LeBron is on.

That mission was accomplished when the Cavaliers won the 2016 crown with James in the starring role as Cleveland celebrated a sports champion for the first time in 52 years.

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James thanked his home area in an Instagram story.

But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State has gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since. "When you have a goal and you're able to accomplish that goal, it actually - for me personally, it made me even more hungry to continue to try to win championships, and I still want to be in championship mode".

James informed the Cavaliers on Friday that he would not exercise his $35.6 million contract option. Famous basketball player LeBron James is moving teams - from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Lakers!

James has always been one of the most highest-paid players in the league.

Perennial news-breaker Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news a short time ago, citing a press release seemingly issued by Klutch Sports, the athlete agency that represents LeBron.