LeBron James officially signs contract with LA Lakers

LeBron James officially signs contract with LA Lakers

If you find yourself wondering why LeBron broke his Twitter hiatus to promote what is essentially a fast food pizza joint, then make his first public appearance since signing with the Lakers at that fast food pizza joint.well, the answer is quite simple: LeBron is one of the brand's original investors.

Outside of James' former team (the Cleveland Cavaliers) and the club that ended up signing him (the Los Angeles Lakers), Philly was the only franchise to score a meeting with the marquee free agent's representatives this summer.

The Lakers formally announced the signings of Stephenson, centre JaVale McGee and second-round draft pick Svi Mykhailiuk on Tuesday.

"I'm told Stephenson will sign tomorrow and that cap space will go away". I feel like just him reaching out and showing that he liked what I bring to the game is awesome.

"Today is a great day for the Lakers organization and Lakers fans all over the world to welcome LeBron James, a 3-time NBA Champion and 4-time NBA MVP", said Lakers President of Basketball Operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Stephenson created multiple memes during the 2014 East finals between the Pacers and James' Miami Heat by blowing in James' ear and making a famously exaggerated flop.

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"Uh, it was actually amusing that I am actually on the same team". "I'm very excited to see what that brings". "I am very excited to see what that brings and just playing with him, one of the best players to play the game is going to be incredible".

James played in all 82 games last season, tallying a team-high 27.5 points (third in the NBA), acareer-high-tying 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists (second in the NBA) while shooting54.2 percent from the field.

James will join a promising but unproven core of young players including 20-year-old Lonzo Ball, 22-year-old Kyle Kuzma and 23-year-Josh Hart.

"It's going to be unbelievable", Stephenson said.

This marks the first time James will play for a team in the hotly contested Western Conference, which includes heavyweight teams such as the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.

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