The deal was announced by James' own agency, Klutch Sports, and it includes a player option in the fourth year. The length of the contract is still unexpected since he could have opted for another short-term pact to keep his options open. Instead he's committed fully to the Lakers, who should turn their full attention to acquiring another superstar to complement James -- in addition to trying to pry Kawhi Leonard away from the Spurs, they've also been rumored to have interest in DeMarcus Cousins. His decision should give teams around the league new clarity on their own offseason plans, so expect a domino effect of deals in the next 48 hours. The era of LeBron James as a Laker has begun.