LeBron James To Leave Cleveland For The Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James To Leave Cleveland For The Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James To Leave Cleveland For The Los Angeles Lakers

The Thunder acquired George from the Indiana Pacers last June 30th in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. And Philly got some "help" Saturday from Embiid, who took to witter to troll another team vying for James' services: the Los Angeles Lakers. The all-world shooter signed what he described as a "tricky" one-year contract before the 2017-2018 season and, in short, Redick provided exactly what the Philadelphia 76ers envisioned when adding him at a high, short-term price.

James told the Cavaliers that he is not exercising his US$35.6 million contract option for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent, two people familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Friday.

James had been widely tipped to join the Los Angeles Lakers, where he can continue to develop business interests such as his media venture, Uninterrupted, in one of the nation's largest markets.

While the Sixers will still hold out hope of securing Kawhi Leonard via trade, the one-year deal is telling, as they will no doubt launch another all out assault on big-name free agents next summer.


LeBron James flew back to Los Angeles from a family vacation in the Caribbean. The Sixers have shown a willingness to trade for Leonard without a promise that he'd re-sign with them in 2019, when he'd be able to opt out of his contract. According to ESPN, James could still fetch as much as $207 million over five years from the Cavaliers, while other teams can offer a max of $152 million over four years.

James then carried the Cavs, with their flawed roster after a massive trade-deadline turnover, through the Eastern Conference playoffs - they survived two Game 7s and swept the top-seeded Toronto Raptors - to the National Basketball Association finals for a fourth straight showdown with the Golden State Warriors.

Redick averaged 17.1 points and shot 42 per cent in his first season with the Sixers.

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