National Basketball Association players react to LeBron James choosing the Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers' Le Bron James shoots against Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland. Two people familiar with the decision

Per LeBron's agency, Klutch Sports, James will sign with the Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal, joining the team for the foreseeable future.

Jeff Sherman, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager, released updated odds for next year's NBA Championship. Only, when he returned to the Cavs in 2014, he said at least four times he would not do this very thing - leave the Cavs again.

In recent days, the Lakers had been considered a heavy favorite to sign James. The Cavaliers' odds have fallen to 500/1. Since signing with the Heat back in 2010, James has been to eight consecutive finals, winning titles in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

First things first: After two of the most publicized decisions in National Basketball Association history, James' decision to join up with the Lakers was a comparative whimper, coming through a press release sent out by his agency, Klutch Sports.

The Lakers appeared to suffer a blow early in free agency when Paul George, reported to be looking at the Lakers in free agency, made a decision to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, taking one potential star off the table.

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James was on a plane that flew into Van Nuys Airport near Los Angeles on Saturday.

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James' camp and the Cavaliers' front office have maintained a dialogue since the season ended, sources said.

James informed the Cavs on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6 million option and becoming a free agent. Philadelphia seemed to make the most sense, since it could offer the same deal James accepted with the Lakers, and had two burgeoning young superstars in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to pair with the King. Despite his historic individual performance, it was revealed that James played the final three games of the finals with a hand injury. The team he took down, the Golden State Warriors, had the best regular season record in league history at 73-9.

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