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LeBron James' LA Lakers Contract Is Absolutely Ridiculous

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LeBron James' LA Lakers Contract Is Absolutely Ridiculous

Basketball means LeBron James and once again the King is taking all the headlines after moving from Cleveland Cavaliers to LA Lakers for a mega amount of money.

For the casual fan of basketball there won't be anyone more famous to them than LeBron James the four time NBA MVP is the standout star of the current generation of players and is one of the best of all times.

There may only be Michael Jordan who is better than James in the history of the sport, with the former Chicago Bulls player finishing his career with five MVP awards.

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LeBron started his career with hometown club Cleveland Cavaliers before moving to Miami to play for the Heat, where he won the NBA finals twice before returning to the Cavs.

In his second stint with the Cavaliers he brought the title home in 2016 and they reached the finals four times in a row but LeBron has now agreed to join the Lakers.

And the 33 year old's new deal is worth $154million over four years for LA and the breakdown of that deal is actually ridiculous:

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That breakdown means that LeBron will also be earning $73.25 a minute and $1.22 a second, meaning he'll have earned around $146.50 in the time it'll take you to read this article, and if anything you've paid to read this through adverts.

After the confirmation of his move was made by his agency Klutch Sports Group the King took to his Instagram story to thank Cavs fans:

LeBron. Image: Instagram
LeBron. Image: Instagram

And Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement, "Words do not express the meaning and the feeling this accomplishment [winning the NBA finals] brought to the people of Northeast Ohio.

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"None of this would have happened if LeBron James did not agree to come back home and lead the Cavaliers to the promised land.

"...LeBron, you came home and delivered the ultimate goal. Nothing but appreciation and gratitude for everything you put into every moment you spent in a Cavaliers uniform. We look forward to the retirement of the famous #23 Cavs jersey one day down the line ..."

It wasn't so easy for some Cavs fans to hear the news:

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Who knows, maybe he'll be back again.

Topics: Basketball, Basketball News, LA Lakers, lebron james

Ryan Sidle
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