LeBron James joining the Lakers: See James' goodbye message to Cleveland

LeBron James joining the Lakers: See James' goodbye message to Cleveland

LeBron James joining the Lakers: See James' goodbye message to Cleveland

His oldest son, LeBron James Jr., is 13 years old.

It is unclear at this point if an in-person meeting between James and the Cavs has been scheduled down the line.

James helped the Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA Finals, the first title in franchise history, and took the team to the Finals four years in a row. The dramatic change in the landscape of National Basketball Association title contenders in the eye of Vegas is just absurd.

Philadelphia hasn't hid its desire to land James, a three-time champion who would instantly make the club a championship contender.

All three of those players will have designs on a title next season.

James has dominated the Eastern Conference over the last eight seasons. Players technically can't talk to teams until midnight Sunday morning.

Durant, Paul and George all knew what they were going to do even before the NBA's moratorium - and the start of free agency - officially kicked in at 12:01am EDT on Sunday.

Firstly, media members had somehow gotten tracking details for his flight from Anguilla to Van Nuys Airport, which led to a flurry of photographers and reporters lining the fences of the runway awaiting his arrival.

If the Lakers do sign Cousins, reports indicate it would be on a short-term deal that would allow the team to assess how well he has recovered from his Achilles injury.

If he had the "Big 3" when he moved to Miami in 2010 and a pair of All-Stars when he returned to Cleveland in 2014, James isn't joining a loaded squad in LA - at least not yet.

That release claims James has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Lakers that would be worth a staggering US$154 million. But the All-Star forward opted to stick with the Thunder and will sign a four-year deal when teams are permitted to finalize contracts on June 6.

Durant has made a decision to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal can not become official until the league's off-season moratorium ends on Friday. Apparently he does, and he is set to become a free agent after next season if the Spurs don't trade him sooner.

Now that some of the early dust has settled, the battle for him appears to be down to two teams: Cleveland vs. Los Angeles.

Much like the Lakers, the Sixers lack postseason experience and James would be surrounded by players who have barely tasted the postseason.

Retired Lakers icon Kobe Bryant also reached out to show his support and excitement, tweeting, "Welcome to the family @KingJames #lakers4life #striveforgreatness @JeanieBuss @MagicJohnson and RP well done!"

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