LeBron heads to Los Angeles as free agency begins

LeBronWatch is getting extreme in Los Angeles

As you may have heard by now, LeBron James reached an agreement to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal, per his agency, Klutch Sports. The team was reportedly willing to offer James $38.25 million annual maximum salary over four years, ESPN wrote. Cleveland has lost to Golden State in the finals each of the last two years, and in three of the last four.

James, who is also known as "King James", took to Instagram to address his Cleveland fans.

James won his first National Basketball Association title in 2012 and added a second championship the following year.

In Los Angeles, James can play with a young core that has been developing over the last few years as the Lakers struggled to return to prominence. Here's what's being said.

James, the 33-year-old four-time league MVP and three-time National Basketball Association champion, was expected to make a quick decision on his future after opting out of his contract with the Cavaliers on Friday.

LeBron James also announced Sunday he was signing with the Lakers.

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For the Cavaliers, James' decision is a major gut punch.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported James flew into Los Angeles prior to the start of free agency. And James is playing his latest departure from Cleveland in a much more subdued manner.

Although Los Angeles and the San Antonio Spurs have had trade discussions, general manager R.C. Buford and company are taking their time.

George's choice could sway James to sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, but the Lakers are determined to get their hands on the four-time MVP.

"If everybody looks at it with a son at that age, you don't want to be away from him during that period of time", Gary Payton noted earlier in the year. Magic met with James at the former Cavs star's LA home to close the deal. This goodbye will be full of disappointment, but it doesn't figure to enrage Northeast Ohio this time.

That year, his iconic block on Andre Iguodala was one of the defining moments of the Cavs' Game 7 win over the Warriors.

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