LeBron James joins Lakers

The NBA's biggest star, LeBron James, has announced he is taking his talents to Los Angeles, sending shockwaves in the sports world. ABC News' Maggie Rulli reports.
2:05 | 07/02/18

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We turn now to that monumental decision from LeBron James had joined the Los Angeles Lakers. On the news ticket prices are already soaring for next season the superstars agreement to lead Cleveland for the second time in his career. Has sent shockwaves through the sports world. He's the NBA's biggest star being stretched past the accident probably sit down. And one of the most recognizable people on Earth Day supplement that throws. Well and now LeBron James is heading to Los Angeles to plea for the lakers terms of the deal released last night by dean of the agent. Floor here's 154. Million dollars. Excitement already building in Los Angeles. Fans in Cleveland they are sharing their disappointment. I was very disappointed on ground as saying. In his bill of them are loyal I think this is hometown and he should. Stayed with it. Jane dispose of the story on in sue Graham featuring a massive crowds celebrating the NBA title. James held to bring them two years ago. James rating think you northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons this will always be home. And a statement on Twitter from the LeBron James Family Foundation saying in part. I may be working somewhere else now Akron will always be my home. James made his move less than 24 hours after the MBAs free agency period opened lakers grade Kobe Bryant quickly posting on Twitter. Welcome to the family king James hash tag lakers for a light strive for greatness. Personally James has pleaded each story NBA finals with the cavaliers and the mind any heat with the addition of James overnight some Vegas sports books now have the lakers as among the top contenders for next year's title only the two time defending champion Golden State Warriors have better on. Overnight the chairman of the cavaliers released a statement thanking James for ending Cleveland's championship curse. He also said the team looks forward to retiring LeBron number 23 Jersey very soon.

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