LeBron’s agent: LeBron James signs 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Klutch Sports Group, LeBron James’ sports management agency, has released a statement saying that James has signed a 4-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

James’ agency made the announcement Sunday in a release, saying he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract. 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.

Los Angeles also provides James with a larger platform for his business interests and social activism.

This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.

The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in Ohio, and although he’s leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city’s 52-year sports championship drought in 2016.