Instant Reaction: LeBron James leaves Cavs for Lakers

LeBron James agrees to four-year, $154 million deal with Lakers

By moving West for the first time in his career, James will face a stiffer competition night in, night out, with Steph Curry's Warriors, James' Rockets and a whole lot of stacked teams crowding the playoff race.

James flew into Los Angeles from the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where he was reportedly vacationing.

It's the last long-term max contract that James can sign thanks to the NBA CBA's Over-38 rule (formerly the Over-37 rule).

The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player has agreed to a four-year, $154-million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Fox Sports One First Things First host Nick Wright took to his own Twitter account on Sunday morning to announce, "LeBron has made his decision and informed those close to him". "Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age".

He fulfilled his promise to bring a championship to northeast OH and, despite losing to the Golden State Warriors in back-to-back NBA Finals, he solidified his reputation as the best player in the league, especially after leading an underwhelming supporting cast to the title series last month, one that ended in a 4-0 sweep in the hands of the Warriors.

James will not comment further on his decision to join the Lakers, according to a report from ESPN. Saying in text overlaying a photo from the Cavs' 2016 National Basketball Association title victory parade, "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons".

While the loss of James undoubtedly marks the end of an era in Cavs history, the team has already begun preparing for the future.

Los Angeles is, however, certainly in a weaker position than it was prior to moratorium, having now missed on Oklahoma city star Paul George.

"To be able to be a part of a championship team two years ago with the team that we had and in the fashion that we had is something I will always remember", James said after the Cavs' last loss of the finals.

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