LeBron won’t meet with Cavaliers in person when free agency opens

Basketball: Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

Basketball: Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

The terms were confirmed by a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal can not become official until the league's offseason moratorium ends this week. James' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, will conduct all business over the phone once free agency begins, sources tell ESPN.

George and Paul made their announcements known not long afterward.

James hasn't ruled out staying in Cleveland but he has a reputation for seeking out greener pastures and no fans know that better than the Cavaliers' faithful.

LeBron James has officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year deal, and it sounds as if it is only a matter of time before he and Kawhi Leonard are teammates.

James will factor family - he has three children, and his oldest son is a rising hoops star - into the choice of where he plays next.

After being swept by the Golden State Warriors, most people expect LeBron James to leave his hometown team for the second time and chase another championship ring somewhere else. This lineup is based on just James signing with the Lakers, and not some of the other rumors that are circulating.

But while the Cavs and Lakers appear to be the front-runners for James, the Sixers aren't ready to give up the fight. However, the move has never seemed more possible than it is right now. "They're doing enough research to suggest that he's going to be willing to take that plunge and let the roster come together".

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For the Thunder, the win was that their risk paid off.

That could mean luring James and George, who has had his eye on the Lakers for some time now.

But when free-agent maneuvers involve the very top tier of National Basketball Association players, those players' decisions can have an outsize impact on individual teams, the league more broadly and even entire cities.

Houston took Golden State to seven games in the Western Conference finals back in May. "The entire Cavaliers franchise thanks LeBron for that precious moment and for all of the excitement he delivered as he led our team to four straight NBA Finals appearances".

He played all 82 regular-season games for the first time, averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists per game. Any other suitor can offer a four-year pact worth $152 million.

They were the initial wave. One of the first moves the Lakers would need to make would be signing a veteran big man. After all, that team belongs to Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson (literally).

James, who flew from Anguilla to LA on Sunday, may now be suffering from both jet lag and déjà vu. General manager Bryan Colangelo's resignation following an investigation into whether he created Twitter accounts to criticize his own players, has given the impression that the team isn't operating in concert and then would turn off James quickly.

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