The Deal Is In The Bag

Leave it to LeBron James and his family to shock the world. The former Cleveland Cavaliers player’s plans to depart from his hometown for different pastures in Los Angeles is set in stone and worth a whopping $153 million for four years of service.

The NBA star’s Lakers jersey hit the market this past weekend and sold out within a matter of hours. According to Yahoo! Entertainment, “In the first three hours of sales, there was a 600 percent spike compared to how his new Cavaliers jersey sold on the site on the day when he returned to Cleveland from Miami in July 2014.”


The former Cavaliers player isn’t the only one garnering notoriety for his move to Los Angeles. LeBron’s son, LeBron James Jr., is also getting the red carpet treatment.

The teen, who is quite the star basketball player in his league, is reportedly planning to attend Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth where he will play ball for the Trailblazers. According to The Spun, “Multiple sources across the industry have confirmed that James’s son, Bronny, has committed to play basketball at private-school powerhouse Sierra Canyon, which was first mentioned by Gary Payton in an interview with Black Sports Online.”

How will the trajectory of the Los Angeles Lakers change with LeBron on board? We’ll have to wait and see how things unfold. One thing is for certain: these are definitely exciting times in basketball.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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