However, James is the first superstar to land with the Lakers since free agency began this offseason, but that could be about to change.
"LeBron James, four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA finals MVP, 14-time NBA All Star, and two-time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers", Klutch Sports Group said on Twitter.
So how was the deal consummated?
James isn't expected to attend the meeting, which is the first significant chance for the 76ers to make a free-agent pitch to James, league sources said.
The Cavs could have significant salary-cap space in 2019-20, depending on what they do with Love, Tristan Thompson (who will make $18.5 million that season), Jordan Clarkson ($13.4 million), J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver. McGee proved in Golden State he could be a serviceable backup big, and even start in spot moments.More news: Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out
Now that he's in Los Angeles, that's impossible. He returned home to the Cavaliers the next season and ended a long championship drought for Cleveland with the National Basketball Association title in 2016.
The team didn't wait long to announce their next move.
The Cavs played 81 postseason games - one contest shy of an entire regular season - the last four years, winning 55 of them. We wish his kids, his wife Savannah, his mother Gloria, and LeBron himself nothing but the best in the years and decades ahead.
Many have already wondered what the NBA Finals might look like without James taking on the Warriors every year.
The 33-year-old James is coming off a season in which he averaged 27.5 points per game with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James helped seal a Game 7 win with a chase-down block of Andre Iguodala, the signature moment of a career that has shown no signs of decay. He thanked Cavaliers fans in an Instagram post, saying the city will always be his home. The best the two teams can do is meet in the Western Conference Finals.