Report: LeBron James to head west, join Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are once again a worthy rival to the Boston Celtics with news LeBron James will join the team breaking Sunday evening.

James, a 14-time All Star and three-time NBA Champion, has decamped from the Cleveland Cavaliers a second time to join the storied franchise in what many saw as the most logical choice - and for a lifelong foe of the Celtics, perhaps the best narrative with that club on the ascent again.

Per a release by Klutch Sports Group, LeBron's management firm, James will join the Lakers for four years, indicating he's likely to finish his career in Los Angeles, unless the 33-year old star manages to continue holding Father Time at bay.

The long deal for LeBron suggests he's bought into what Jeanie Buss and company have in mind for a long-term plan to build a team for title contention, a plan which may or may not include trading away many younger players for established veterans like Kawhi Leonard - or trying to find ways to convince elite talent to sign with the club in free agency.
Stay alert over the next few days as more information comes to light regarding Los Angeles Lakers and James plan to continue the Lakers roster construction. One thing, however, will be certain - chants of "BEAT L.A." returning to TD Garden with some purpose behind it - and with the Philadelphia 76ers having been spurned by LeBron in the Process (sorry, had to), we might even get a new chant from them this season.

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