The game's best all-around player and biggest star will now lead a young Lakers team that has been overmatched in recent years while rebuilding but will instantly rise with James.
While the Cavaliers can offer more money and longer contract terms, the Lakers have greater salary cap room and could land another star player to join James in Los Angeles to better build a championship contender. LeBron didn't waste any time before he showed up at LAX on a private Jet to meet with the Lakers front office.
Instead, George agreed to a four-year deal with the Thunder with a player option for the final year, committing to be in OKC for at least three more years and earning $137 million in the process.
Oh, and they extended head coach Steve Kerr's deal, which didn't cost a dime of free-agent cash.
Of course, with King James crossing over to the Western Conference nearly a decade later, it's a amusing twist to a tweet that also holds some "burn" considering that the 6-foot-10 Warrior never stuck to one team himself.
Few teams have been linked more to Cousins than the Mavs, who have almost $24 million in projected cap space and a hankering for free agent centers. He's the next superstar to follow in the legacy that Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson built for the Lakers.
Aging veteran forward Carmelo Anthony comes off the books after next year, which should give some relief for Oklahoma City.
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The Lakers seemed intent on landing two max players this summer, but they absolutely won by not landing George for $30-plus million a year.
There are many reasons why George committed a grave mistake by choosing to stay with the Thunder.
It was to no avail, however as James wound up making the jump to Los Angeles. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions.
It was unfortunate, though, that he couldn't win championships every year with the Cavaliers because he picked an bad time for the Golden State Warriors to become a dynasty and win three of the next four championships.
Now LeBron goes to the Western Conference for the first time in his career.
According to one report, the Bucks might be motivated to conduct a sign-and-trade involving the Duke alum. In his ESPN special called "My Journey", he stated in part 2 of the series that he isn't very concerned with the contracts and money.