A lot of Clevelanders are buying LeBron James' Lakers jersey

LeBron James's eye-watering $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers is perhaps most surprising because of its length - a four-year deal that indicates King James will be in L.A. for the long haul as he tries to revive the struggling franchise.

Given that each team plays 82 games in a regular season of National Basketball Association league, LeBron James will basically be earning one 2016 Lamborghini Aventador every game.

Actually, let's start there since it relates to much of the confusion generated Monday by the news that the Lakers had agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with Rondo.

Cousins joins a superforce, a four-time All-Star joining a team that had four All-Stars and has won three out of the past four championships.

"Lonzo ain't going to play off the ball", LaVar said.

It is very likely that Lakers' front office discussed these deals with James and his representatives prior to finalizing them, which means he doesn't have the same concerns that many people outside of the Lakers' organization do. Common sense seems to indicate that this is the case, especially after Los Angeles signed LeBron James over the weekend.

Indeed, fans have been eager to get their hands on fresh yellow and purple Lakers jerseys bearing James' name and the number 23. If Rondo outplays Ball in any significant manner, it may deflate Ball's value on the market and make it more hard to swing a deal for Leonard. The same could happen to Leonard if the Spurs trade him to another team.

The next move is up to the Los Angeles Lakers.

And once again, he guaranteed multiple championships for the Lakers.

Rondo figures to be the fourth player to come to terms with the Lakers after the massive LeBron James announcement, following the one-year agreements with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee.

While LeBron is looking to sell tickets to his film projects, he has already given a big boost to interest in Lakers tickets for next season.

  • Stacy Allen