Basketball star LeBron James has joined Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year deal worth $154m. The 33-year-old, who has played in eight consecutive NBA finals, moves to the Lakers from Cleveland Cavaliers.
James, who became a free agent on 1 July, is arguably one the best basketball players in the world. In a farewell message posted on his instagram account, he said "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons," "This will always be home."
The three-time NBA champion was selected by the Cavaliers in 2003 as the first pick in the player draft and established himself as one of the league's best players. James was named the MVP in the NBA seasons of 2009 and 2010 before his controversial move to Miami Heat in 2010.
James won his first NBA title in 2012, and a second the following year. He then opted out of the final two years of his Miami contract and returned to Cleveland. James helped Cleveland to their first NBA title in 2016, as they overturned a 3-1 deficit in the NBA finals to beat Golden State Warriors.