LeBron James jersey sales booming after Lakers signing

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LeBron James is already the biggest star of his generation, and he followed a familiar path to Los Angeles' bright lights when he made a decision to sign with the Lakers as a free agent.

James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, joins a team with plenty of money to spend under the National Basketball Association salary cap and a desire to rebuild into a championship team after years of struggles.

The 22-year-old Turkish national went on to say that he believed that his connection with James had occurred for a reason.

On Sunday, LeBron's representatives, Klutch Sports Group, confirmed in a statement that the four-time MVP agreed a four-year deal worth $154 million with the Lakers, meaning he will leave Cleveland for the second time in his career.

LeBron is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, but has notably less Championship wins than the likes of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to back that up.

The Cavs played 81 postseason games - one contest shy of an entire regular season - the last four years, winning 55 of them.

People also reckon fans in the Eastern Conference, where LeBron has been playing, will also be pleased about the switch.

USA media reports said the Lakers move was sealed following a meeting late Saturday between James and the team's president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson.

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The Lakers have already missed out on the star player that many assumed would inevitably head out West.

Shortly after the announcement, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account.

The Cavs can offer James significantly more money - $207 million over five years, compared to $153 million over four years - than the Lakers and 76ers.

The Lakers were also reportedly targeting New Orleans free agent center DeMarcus Cousins.

When you add LeBron James to a team, though, there's a very good chance it reaches the NBA Finals.

One can hardly blame James for making the move, though. The Lakers could let Randle walk as an unrestricted free agent, saving them a little more than $12 million.

The possibility of trading for Kawhi Leonard didn't go away with the signing of James.

However, if Los Angeles signs another big name player, the Lakers will be in the same conversation as the Rockets and Warriors. Adding him could limit Los Angeles' options to simply signing free agents to minimum salary contracts. However, during his second tenure with the Cavs, James brought a title to OH in an improbable series victory against the Golden State Warriors in June 2016.

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