James agreed to a 4-year, $154 million contract with Los Angeles and now it is time to speculate around who James will recruit to the Lakers alongside him.
What made James' move to Hollywood surprising is that it seemed to have come without a carefully orchestrated plan.
Now that Los Angeles has wooed LeBron into a Lakers' uniform, the work is far from finished for Magic Johnson and the LA brass.
Show off your team pride in style with the brand new LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers Fanatics Branded LBJ T-Shirt. Walton, after all, has been on the hot seat after a lackluster last two seasons - compiling a 61-103 record during that time. "Lonzo's not ball-dominant, where he's just dribbling the ball while you're watching him try to do a crossover and make a layup down the lane", Ball said.More news: With LeBron, Lakers suddenly a betting favorite
While he's coming off arguably the greatest statistical season of his career in which he played all 82 games for the first time, James will turn 34 before the end of the year and has countless mileage already on his seemingly indestructible body.
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ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne provided an in-depth look at how Magic Johnson and the Lakers' front office landed James, and apparently they pitched the 33-year-old on the idea of changing the way he plays. The four-year return of James, with the addition of a championship, caused Cleveland's economy and pride to skyrocket. "All of them were the biggest and strongest at their positions", Ball explained.
Given Ball's eagerness to get into high-profile feuds, it's probably worth noting that he named three Lakers but omitted Kobe Bryant, who is considered by numerous team's fans as the greatest player in its storied history. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP wants out of San Antonio and last week some even suggested the Lakers might put together a trade to get Leonard to convince LeBron to sign. "You know the Big Baller don't ever be on mute!" he proclaims, before promoting his JBL league kicking off later this month.