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LeBron James to join Lakers for $154 million over 4 years

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Jeff Green and Kevin Love Cavs

One interesting option is veteran guard Lance Stephenson.

While all of Los Angeles is still celebrating the arrival of LeBron James, coach Luke Walton has a lot to figure out heading into opening night. Riley, the Miami Heat president, coached Magic - the current Lakers president - and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to four National Basketball Association championships in the 1980s.

In the meantime, the Western Conference has accomplished the impossible. We're talking about the next few years, as the Lakers have clearly put themselves in the business of winning a title, if not multiple titles, during LeBron's tenure. Perhaps he'll be interested in something new if Golden State wins another championship. James instructed his agent, Rich Paul, to research those organizations and present him with feedback when he returned from a vacation in Anguilla.

Love was the third wheel in Cleveland behind Kyrie Irving before moving up to playing second fiddle this year.

The 76ers went into this summer desperate to add a superstar to their ultra-talented duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Those tickets are also on the 300 level.

In other words, it feels like the 1980s in the East again. Every NBA Finals combination works, and that comes with three classic brands. He wants to build a contender that lasts and believes the Lakers possess the recruiters, the assets and the salary cap space to do it.

In a lengthy statement thanking James, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert said: "Words do not express the meaning and the feeling this accomplishment brought to the people of Northeast Ohio".

You can also pick up tickets to the Lakers' home opener if you're so inclined. James will make his next public comments on July 30 in Akron when he opens a public school started by his family foundation.

The four-time National Basketball Association most value player informed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6m (£26.8m) option and was becoming a free agent. He's taking on a much different challenge under the brightest possible spotlight. Besides, would they even be accepting of bench roles?

But now the Lakers, who didn't make the playoffs in 2017-18, will be a major force to be reckoned with in a conference already full of great players and contending teams.

To conclude, the Warriors have already won the 2019 NBA Championship. He played well but never seemed to fit in as well as his talent would indicate.

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