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.
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