The club announced late Monday afternoon that James put pen to paper on the reported four-year, $154 million deal, just as James' representation, Klutch Sports Group, tweeted an image of James, agent Rich Paul and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka confirming the news.
He also has been named NBA Finals MVP three times.
James' teams have advanced to the NBA Finals in eight consecutive seasons, including last month when he and the Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by the Golden State Warriors for the third time in four seasons.
"He competes and is an incredible leader who only seeks to win and make sure that his team-mates are successful".
"This is a historic moment for the Lakers, and we could not feel more grateful and honoured", he said.
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England will take on Sweden in Samara at 3pm on Saturday, July 7 followed by Russian Federation vs Croatia in Sochi at 7pm. They've had eight different scorers already in this tournament, which is their best ever tally.
From blowing into James' ear to becoming his Lakers teammate, Stephenson's National Basketball Association journey has been interesting so far.
This erases any doubt that James wasn't in on the moves that were made following his agreement to join the Lakers, with the team getting the likes of Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and JaVale McGee, as well as retaining Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. "It's a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals".
And we, happily, all know how that turned out. "We will continue forward and do everything necessary to achieve that shared obsession of bringing the No. 17 pennant to the best fans in the world - the Lakers Nation".
"I think they considered us very strongly", Harris said of James's representatives while talking to reporters on Monday at the Las Vegas Summer League, as reported by ESPN.