LeBron James honored in Cleveland newspaper

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The four-time National Basketball Association most value player informed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6m (£26.8m) option and was becoming a free agent.

This is the second time the enormous image of James will be removed.

The blockbuster contract sends the 33-year-old four-time NBA Most Valuable Player to one of the league's most iconic clubs, adding to the legacy of such legends as Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.

It's no secret that LeBron James sells tickets like no other, but less than 24 hours after he announced his anticipated 2018 free agency decision, the Los Angeles Lakers market is already feeling the ripple effect of his presence. Los Angeles, New York and the Bay Area rank ahead of Cleveland.

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The relationship between the Spurs and the 2014 NBA Finals MVP has soured beyond fix and, after months of speculation, the 27-year-old has indicated he wants out of San Antonio. The win at the end of the 2015-2016 season marked the city of Cleveland's first professional sports title in 52 years.

Jenkins broke the news of James returning to Cleveland in 2014 and this time, he has reported insider information on the four-time MVP's reasons for moving to the Lakers.

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.

"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons".

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Although at least one fan had to remind James that when he came back to Cleveland he said: "I'm not going anywhere ever again". "This will always be home".

The Lakers have reportedly been in talks with San Antonio for unhappy star Kawhi Leonard.

After years of struggling, the Lakers now have the best player in the world to lead their impressive young core.

James helped Cleveland to their first National Basketball Association title in 2016, as they overturned a 3-1 deficit in the National Basketball Association finals to beat Golden State. It brought in an estimated $21 million in earned media for Goodyear.

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We wish his kids, his wife Savannah, his mother Gloria, and LeBron himself nothing but the best in the years and decades ahead. The Cavs played 81 postseason games - one contest shy of an entire regular season - the last four years, winning 55 of them.

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