He knew what the Lakers once meant to the National Basketball Association. According to Real GM's Keith Smith, the Lakers are projected to have $46.82 million in room. The Lakers would still have a bit of maneuvering to do to sign two max players.
Sunday afternoon the NBA's most coveted free agent reached a four-year, $153.3 million agreement with the Lakers. Currently, the rule serves as a way to force players to either complete one year of college basketball in the U.S., or travel overseas to play in an worldwide pro league for one season. One of general manager Koby Altman's most critical tasks will be deciding whether to retain or trade Kevin Love, who will make nearly $50 million the next two seasons.
Within 20 minutes of LeBron's agreement, the lowest Lakers season ticket prices on StubHub went from $3,499 to $5,800 per seat.
"My love of the game continues to get bigger and bigger and greater and greater and hopefully my game and my health continue to be at a level it is today for some years to come". To make it nine in a row, he and his new franchise will need to eliminate Golden State. He reportedly met with the Philadelphia 76ers in Los Angeles, too. Another option for the Lakers is to acquire Kawhi Leonard through a trade. In his final season with the club, James will make $41 million.
Even with no more reinforcements on the way, James will immediately help the Lakers in many ways.
But Haynes reports that the former Cavaliers superstar has never had a personal issue with Lance and it, therefore, shouldn't be a problem for them to be teammates. Vegas also has the Lakers as the favorites.
And the social media frenzy didn't stop there, with many claiming the Lakers will be hugely successful.
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Mario Hezonja agrees to one-year deal with New York Knicks
Although he didn't disclose the terms of the deal, ESPN reported he had agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million contract. The Knicks had said they didn't plan to be active in free agency, hoping to save their cap space for 2019.
As things stand now, Smith's projections have the Lakers with $59.96 million of cap space for 2019.
One other victor in the LeBron deal?
Many expected LeBron James would leave the Cavaliers. The first piece might be immediately swaying Pelicans' forward Boogie Cousins to sign with the Lakers instead of the Pelicans.
People also reckon fans in the Eastern Conference, where LeBron has been playing, will also be pleased about the switch.
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. Short contracts are the new normal.
But how did James' peers and former National Basketball Association stars take the news? The latter two have partial guarantees on their contracts that season.
Financial terms of the deal are not known.