And again, LeBron James left his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers to sign long-term contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James didn’t sign the popular two-year deal with an opt-out in Year 2, which would have given him the flexibility to leave elsewhere or re-sign at a pay raise in 2019.
Instead that, he signed a four-year deal worth the $154 million maximum the Lakers could offer. Тhe only question left to answer is why тhat kind of deal reportedly was never on the table with Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman?
A four-year deal is the maximum amount of time he could have signed for. He and his wife Savannah own two properties in Los Angeles.
James’s personal brand will grow even more now that he’s in Hollywood, and Los Angeles is where most celebrities eventually move to. Maybe his reasoning for signing a four-year deal on the West Coast isn’t basketball-related at all.
Maybe LeBron James just wants to live in L.A. What do you think?
There are many reasons why The King may have signed a four-year deal with Los Angeles Lakers. Some of the reasons are basketball-related, some not. The West Coast now has the biggest basketball star in the world. Whether they like it or not, it looks like he’s here to stay.