Basketball giants LA Lakers’s squad is about to get stronger ahead of the next NBA season as they’ve got a victorious Basketball player on board, promising an exciting future for the team.
LeBron James is the latest player on board
Cleveland Cavaliers’ star player LeBron James has agreed to play for LA Lakers for the next four years, worth USD 154 million. According to LA Times, the agreement apparently happened in a lowkey meeting between him and LA Lakers’ president, Magic Johnson at LeBron’s crib. Within the first 24 hours of the NBA Free Agency trade, LeBron’s transfer was completed.
He spent 11 years playing for Cleaveland Cavaliers
Since his debut in 2003, the small forward star spent seven years playing for Cleaveland Cavaliers until he signed a six-year deal with Miami Heat worth $110.1 million. While the agreement was of good news to Miami Heat supporters, the agreement wasn’t received well by basketball fans, creating a negative perception of him. In 2014, he opted out of Miami Heat and was free agency again, signing an agreement with the former, which was met with a lot of support by NBA fans.
Miami Heat won twice with LPJ
During his tenure with Miami Heat, LeBron helped the team win the NBA championship twice, defeating Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012 and San Antonio Spurs in 2013. The third NBA championship title came in 2016 with Cleaveland Cavaliers when they defeated Golden State Warriors. LeBron won the Most Valuable Player(MVP) award in all the three championships.
Kobe Bryant was the last legend to play for Lakers’
LA Lakers has had some of the most iconic basketball players to play for their team, starting with the Elgin Baylor and the Jerry West era during the ’60s and mid ’70s till Kareem Abdul Jabbar came into prominence in the mid ’70s followed by Magic Johnson in the ’80s and then came the lean years’ era in the mid ’90s till Kobe Bryant came into the scene and played for the Los Angeles based team for 18 years, from 1998 till 2016. Perhaps LeBron’s agreement could be the dawn of a new era for the Lakers!
LA Lakers are currently ranked 11th
Houston Rockets topped the Western Conference table with 65 wins and 17 losses, followed by Golden State Warriors ranked second with 58 wins and 24 losses and Portland Trail Blazers ranked third with 49 wins and 33 losses. LA Lakers had a below average season ranked 11th with 35 wins and 47 losses.