LeBron James signs massive free agent deal with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James signs massive free agent deal with Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James signs massive free agent deal with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James has guided his team to the NBA Finals in each of the past eight seasons.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

NBA star LeBron James has agreed to a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agency said Sunday evening. 

Klutch Sports Group announced that the contract would pay James a fully guaranteed $154 million. 

The 33-year-old James, one of the greatest players in the NBA, is coming off a season in which he reached his eighth straight championship series. He is the first player to do so in half a century. 

The simple statement is a stark contrast to how James has handled his previous free agency decisions. In 2010, he announced he was going to the Miami Heat at the conclusion of a half-hour ESPN special. In 2014, James announced he was returning to his first NBA organization, the Cleveland Cavaliers, via an as-told-to article in Sports Illustrated. 

This is a developing story; check back for more updates. 

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