But this one? This one is ... odd.
It's a four-year deal worth $154 million, and it puts King James at the center of the NBA's court on an worldwide level with a legendary franchise. The latter two have partial guarantees on their contracts that season.
The SB Nation report noted that Randle was likely miffed at the inconsistent playing time this season, even though he averaged a team-best 16.1 points per game and was one of the most efficient players on the Lakers. Doing so would help James compete with the Warriors and other Western conference behemoths, something he has struggled to do since winning the 2016 Finals.
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While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans. James has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers, keeping him in Lakers colors until his 20th season.
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This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams.
It has been widely speculated for a year that James had his eye on Los Angeles, where he maintains an off-season residence and has myriad entertainment business ventures.
In Los Angeles, James can play with a young core that has been developing over the last few years as the Lakers struggled to return to prominence. The Cavs were swept in the NBA Finals this past season by Golden State who also beat Cleveland in the 2017 finals.
James and the Cavaliers had been beaten in three out of four NBA Finals against the Warriors since 2015. James loves the Hollywood lights, and with two homes in the Los Angeles area as well as a film production company, he has already established some roots in the land of movie stars and slow-moving traffic. He's the next superstar to follow in the legacy that Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson built for the Lakers.
The chance to play for one of America's most storied franchises was appealing to James, who prides himself on knowing the game's history.