After spending the first 15 years of his career in the Eastern Conference, LeBron James has decided to take his talents out west to join LA Lakers.
James leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time, opting against penning a five-year max contract with the Cavaliers, who could have offered him a projected £154m deal.
Despite a dismal season which saw them finish 11th in the Western Conference last season, the Lakers are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history.
They are the second-most successful side with 16 championships, just one less than Boston Celtics, and possess a remarkable stable of former legendary players – from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, to Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.
James will look to put an end to the Golden State Warriors’ NBA dynasty.