James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, joins a team with plenty of money to spend under the National Basketball Association salary cap and a desire to rebuild into a championship team after years of struggles. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.
James signed with the Lakers just hours after opting out of the final year of his contract with the Cavaliers.
Shortly after LeBron's announcement, Bryant posted a message on Twitter, welcoming him to the Lakers, while congratulating their front office on their successful pursuit of the best player in the world today.
According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, James' four-year contract is a sign that he is committed to building a contender in the Lakers.
The possibility of trading for Kawhi Leonard didn't go away with the signing of James.
Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) battle for a loose ball during the first quarter in game three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.
His move to LA is set to help the team attract more star talent, giving the Lakers a greater chance of winning the Championship in 2019 - something they haven't managed since 2010.
Stephenson unexpectedly became an unrestricted free agent last week when the Pacers declined his $4.3 million team option. And if 2017-18 was his final act in Cleveland, what a show he put on, playing in all 82 games for the first time in his 15-year career and capping that off with a postseason performance as personally dominant as any playoff run he's ever been a part of. Using the stretch provision on Luol Deng's contract-Deng is owed almost $37 million over the next two years-would also give the Lakers more money to spend.
The Golden State Warriors are still the two-time reigning National Basketball Association champions, but watching the Lakers and Warriors division rivalry series next season will be must-see television.
But when free agency began, Johnson may have made a considerable impression on James.
From the above table, LeBron James will earn Shs 15.4 billion in four years, Shs 3.8 billion per single year, 300 million per month, shs 74 million per week and Shs 10 million a day.