Gilbert went on to say the team wish James "nothing but the best in the years and decades ahead" and also said they looked forward to someday retiring the star's number 23 jersey.
James, who became a free agent on 1 July, is widely considered the best basketball player in the world.
"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons", James wrote on his Instagram story. Ibrahimovic is the third-most decorated active soccer player in the world with his 32 major trophies, and is one of just five active players with over 400 career goals.
"After a few lean years, LA are right back into the mix nearly straight away and the shift in odds from 8/1 into 3/1 for next season's Championship shows the importance of the 33-year-old as if anybody was in any doubt".
Johnson, an NBA legend and president of basketball operations in Los Angeles, told reporters last week that he would resign if he could not attract top talent in the next two off-seasons.
In a tone and tenor much different than his letter to Cavs fans following James' stunning move to Miami in 2010, the Cavs owner sent a message of gratitude to his former player. He upped those numbers to 34 points and 9.1 rebounds during Cleveland's run to the NBA Finals, where they were swept by the Golden State Warriors.
None of this would have happened if LeBron James did not agree to come back home and lead the Cavaliers to the promised land. Using the stretch provision on Luol Deng's contract-Deng is owed almost $37 million over the next two years-would also give the Lakers more money to spend.
All of the free agents not named LeBron James that are coming to Los Angeles are doing so on one-year deals.
By declining his option, James positioned himself to be able to choose where he'll play next, and Cleveland, just up the road from his home near Akron, remains a strong possibility.
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The odds were slashed even further after Westgate SuperBook manager Jeff Sherman reported "a respected" wager had been placed on the Lakers, who are now 7/2 to secure the ring next summer.
Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP for Harlow, tweeted: "Another horrific tragedy after the horrific tragedy in #Harlow in 2016". Witness Sarah Allard told Sky News she heard a loud bang as the bouncy castle "exploded", throwing the girl in the air.
The newspaper cited four people who it said were familiar with his plans. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea ". At the summit, North Korea agreed to "work toward denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".
"So they went 400 metres further where we found the 13. who were safe", Narongsak told the cheering group of reporters. The Thai SEALs and later their support teams had been diving around the clock since 2 a.m.
The Los Angeles Clippers are heading in a different direction and Jordan opted out of his contract in order to sign with Dallas. He's led the Warriors to The Finals every season during his tenure, delivering three out of four championships.
Collins made headlines this weekend when she told CNN she wouldn't support a nominee who "demonstrated hostility" toward Roe v. John Oliver is just as devastated as you are about Justice Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court of the United States.
There were fresh signs on Sunday that the two leaders, entrenched in their positions, may fail to resolve their differences. Mr Seehofer complained that he had held a "conversation with no effect" with Mrs Merkel on Saturday.
The boat was carrying a total of 12 passengers - 10 Americans and two Bahamians - when the explosion took place. The accident also left Stefanie Schaffer in a medically-induced coma with severe injuries , ABC News reported.
OSU added a run in third when Grenier walked, went to third on a Larnach single and scored on Rutschman's line single to left. The teams were tied at the end of three innings and traded three leads before the Beavers struck the decisive blows.
He could still re-sign with Cleveland, although the strong current from national media is James appears ready to move again. The massive Los Angeles market will also provide James with a grander platform for his philanthropy and social activism.
AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is also thought to be a target, with Alisson top of their wishlist at the moment. It looked like the uncertainty surrounding the position would end at Anfield for good.