What Lakers will try to do now after LeBron James coup

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers speaks with GM Koby Altman by phone when free agency opens

It begins: Free agency in NBA starts with a flourish

LeBron James will sign a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to reports.

The tweet made official what had been reverberating around the National Basketball Association for days: James, despite no clear path for the Lakers to become a championship contender next season, will ship West to Los Angeles after spending the past four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers, meanwhile, were able to secure a meeting with LeBron's representatives in Los Angeles this afternoon. But if the four-time MVP ultimately chooses to abandon his team, antacid purveyor TUMS is here to help.

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If you don't score an early goal and we have the chances then it's going to be hard until the end". Germany now face a decisive final tie with South Korea to seal their passage into the last 16.

The Lakers missed out on Paul George when free agency started.

James will now compete directly with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors not only in the Western Conference, but in the Pacific Division.

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He also marks the latest superstar to join the Lakers during their storied history, alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal.

"Sources told cleveland.com this week that the Cavs would not trade Love, a five-time All-Star who is owed about $50 million over the next two seasons, if James leaves as a free agent". His best statistical season was the last, where his 27.5 points were the most since 2010 (an ominous sign, it turns out) and he tied a career high with 8.6 boards and set a new best with 9.1 assists.

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In Cleveland, ticket broker Mark Klang of Amazing Tickets said he anticipated that the tickets he held for next season would lose 60 percent of their value, the same thing that happened when LeBron left Cleveland the first time to go to Miami. Paul made his intentions known on Twitter at exactly midnight EDT Sunday, saying he's staying with the Houston Rockets after agreeing to a four-year contract worth $160 million. Meanwhile, Los Angeles, in the blink of an eye, became Showtime once again. There is a possibility the Celtics could be LeBron James AND the Lakers at the same time to win a championship. In Los Angeles, championships are the standard and he'll feel new pressure in upholding the legacies of Johnson, Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and other Lakers greats.

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