LeBron James makes his choice, signs 4-year deal with the Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers' Le Bron James walks to the bench during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland. Two people familiar with the decision say Ja

The Lakers have open spaces and they headline almost every conversation that goes along the lines of LeBron James and or Paul George.

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman spoke to both LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, over the phone when National Basketball Association free agency officially opened at 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday, sources told ESPN. The Cavs, Lakers and Sixers could all have a sense of optimism when it comes to James' decision.

Despite that, James took the Cavaliers to the Finals, his eighth consecutive appearance and ninth in his career, before the team lost to the Golden State Warriors. This ended more than a year of rumors that LeBron would be headed to the Lakers, and the deal may kick off even more fireworks for the Lakers.

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James is leaving his home state of OH after taking the Cleveland Cavaliers to four-straight NBA Finals appearances and an NBA title victory. In addition, the team is the favorite to trade for Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard.

The Associated Press reports that this is James' third time in eight years that he has changed teams.

Beyond the big names at the top, this is an incredibly deep free-agent class.

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The Lakers appeared to suffer a blow early in free agency when Paul George, reported to be looking at the Lakers in free agency, chose to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, taking one potential star off the table. He averaged 27.5 points in a league-best 36.9 minutes per game in 2017-18.

The other title, for the 2016 season, went to the James' led Cavaliers. At the moment, most have James pinned as either making a move to either Philly or Los Angeles if he chooses not to return with the Cavs.

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